GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012
This term's information was last refreshed on 12 MAY 2015 14:54:06.
Courses taught by Giuliana Bruno
04353: Imagining the City: Literature, Film, and the Arts (HIS 0435300)
Lecture - 4 credits
Thursday 11:30 - 1:00 Carpenter Center B04
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 Carpenter Center - Lecture Hall
How do visual representation and narrative figuration contribute to construct urban identity? Explores the urban imagination in different artforms: architecture, cinema, literature, photography, and painting. Topics to be mapped out include: cities and modernity, metrophilia and metrophobia, the museum and cultural archaeology, the ruin and the construction site, interior space and public sphere, technology and virtual cities. The montage of imaginary cities traverses aspects of different urban environments. This year, we focus on the European city, as we travel through Paris, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Naples, and Rome.
Note: Offered jointly with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences as VES 184.
04356: Screens: Media Archaeology and the Visual Arts Seminar (HIS 0435600)
Seminar - 4 credits
Wednesday 2:00 - 4:00
How do screens function as interface between us and the world? What is the role of the screen in contemporary visual arts and media culture? The art of projection has traveled from film exhibition to art installation. With the interdisciplinary approach of visual studies, we examine the history and archaeology of screen media, their cultural and aesthetic dimensions, from pre-cinematic exhibition to the post-medium condition. Considering the art of screening in the deep time of media, we explore the changing architecture of screen space, at the crossroads of science and art, museum and moving images.
Note: Offered jointly with the FAS, Visual and Environmental Studies as VES283.