GSD Course Bulletin - Spring 2013
04354: Visual Fabrics: Film, Fashion and Material Culture (HIS 0435400)
Seminar - 4 credits
Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00 Carpenter Center 402
Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 Carpenter Center - Lecture Hall
What is the place of materiality in our virtual world? How do film and fashion communicate as objects of material culture? As powerful image makers, film and fashion share a role with architecture and contemporary art. We explore their common language in "fashioning" material visual expression. Readings in contemporary visual theory and film screenings explore the haptic as part of our cultural "fabric". Extensive text(ur)al analysis of Wong Kar-wai's In the Mood For Love.
Note: Offered jointly with VES as VES 185x.