History of Art and Architecture

Brief Description of Concentration

history of art and architecture-Colosseum The History of Art & Architecture concentration offers training in the historical interpretation and critical analysis of the visual arts and architecture. It develops the skills of visual discrimination and verbal expression fundamental to art historical analysis. Art history is a multifaceted discipline embracing many different methods, perspectives and interests. Training in the critical analysis of art seeks to clarify the perception – and understanding – of how artworks relate to the techniques and materials used in their making, and to the environment in which they are seen. It also fosters the ability to make and explain judgments of quality and value.

Learning Objectives

Training in the critical analysis of art seeks to clarify the perception – and understanding – of how artworks relate to the techniques and materials used in their making, and to the environment in which they are seen. It also fosters the ability to make and explain judgments of quality and value.

Gateway Courses - Spring 2022

  • HAA 11 - Landmarks of World Architecture 
  • HAA 12y - Genghis Khan and his Successors: Art in the Wake of the Mongol Conquests
  • HAA 17K - Introduction to Contemporary Art
  • HAA 42P - Architecture through the Ages: Notre-Dame-de-Paris
  • HAA 73 - Money Matters 
  • GENED 1083 - Permanent Impermanence: Why Buddhists build monuments

 

Alumni

https://haa.fas.harvard.edu/undergraduate-alumni