The History of Art program, which has grown in size and scope in recent years, offers courses of study leading to both undergraduate and graduate degrees. This does not of course mean that connoisseurship is necessarily unreliable, but that anyone who studies the history of art needs to know their own limitations, as well as those of other scholars in the field. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the ‘Requirements’ outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.
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For better or worse, however, research into the different sorts of jobs which different sorts of images did in the past tends to be done under the aegis of History of Art. Art historians employ a number of methods in their research into the ontology and history of objects.
The discipline of art history imparts visual and intellectual skills for apprehending and understanding art works past and present. The current book which was just released a couple of days ago is part of a series they call Images of America. We hope to not only contribute to the already thriving arts and crafts scene in the local area but also bring in artists and art collectors from around the country and around the world.
Art history requires you to study and describe what you see in terms of the design elements of line, shape, color, value, and texture. Alexander Alberro, Barnard Art History Department Chair and Virginia Bloedel Wright Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History, is the editor of the recently published book Working Conditions: The Writings of Hans Haacke (MIT Press).