History of Art and Architecture

Brief Description of Concentration

The History of Arhistory of art and architecture-Colosseum t & 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

  • HUM 20: The Art of Looking
  • HAA 11: Landmarks of World Architecture
  • HAA 17k: Introduction to Contemporary Art
  • GENED 1156: Modern Art and Modernity

Alumni

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

 

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