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Seminar Art History - Assignments
13th Waves 2010 Sept



No textbook chosen.
Reference Books : the works of Herbert Read and Arnold Hauser

List of Topics
I.)           Original, Copy and Falsificate - the Forgery of Paintings
II.)           History of the Expertise
III.)           Art as a Form of Investment
IV.)           Art as Social Criticism
V.)           Art to Celebrate Achievements
VI.)           Art to Impress
VII.)           Ugly Art
VIII.)           Horticulture as Art
IX.)           Furniture as Art
X.)           The Cityscape as an Ensemble of Art
XI.)           Artistic Sport or Athletic Art
XII.)           Art and Technology
XIII.)           Art and Censorship
XIV.)           Art and the Market Economy
XV.)           Is Art Timeless or Tied to a Specific Era ?
XVI.)           Art for an Elite vs. Art for the Masses
XVII.)           The Artist as Avantgarde


These are general topics, categories within which students shall find topics. Students may also suggest topics not covered in this range. Every topic only once. Topics subject to teacher's approval; first email gets the topic.


         June 4th 2010          Alexander Ganse






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