Fine Arts | A La Mode: Visual and Material Cultures of the Body (Problems in American Art)
A643 | 22429 | Burns


In this seminar we will study intersecting and conflicting
discourses, representations, and cultures of the body, reading in
primary and secondary sources including art history, social history,
and the literature of fashion, beauty, hygiene, and medicine, with
particular  emphasis on modes of masculinity and femininity from
circa 1850-1950.  Media  include  painting, prints, mass-market
images, sculpture, photography, film, and advertising art; course
work comprises readings, short-term projects and a research paper.