Courses for Spring 2022

  • South Asian Art and Architecture

    This course is an introduction to South Asian Art & Architecture, from 2500 BCE until the present, and to Southeast Asian Arts connected to them through religion, trade, or conquest. We will explore a range of media—including architecture, painting, sculpture, textiles, and photography—to ask critical questions about the nature of images and their relationship to emotions, the environment, devotion, politics, performance, and other art forms, like literature, music, and dance. The course will include regular visits to the RISD museum (A)
    HIAA 0023 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    HIAA 0023 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0023 C02
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0023 C03
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0023 C04
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Introduction to Architectural Design Studio

    Introduces students to basic tools and strategies in architectural design. A number of exercises will introduce students to questions about form, function and structure and teach them to learn from close observation of the built environment. The second half of the semester is devoted to the design of a small house by each student, which will be presented in a scale model and a full set of drawings at the end of the semester. A jury of invited architects and professors will conduct a discussion of each project. Enrollment limited to 15. Course is intended for first and second year students.
    HIAA 0100 S01
    Class located in Arnold Lab 317
    Primary Instructor
    Von Der Schulenburg
  • Architectural Projection

    This course introduces the beginning student to the origins, media, geometries and role(s) of projection drawing in the design and construction process. The student will learn systems of projection drawing from direct experience, and be challenged to work both from life and to life. Subjects such as transparency, figure/ground, sciagraphy, oblique projection, surface development, volumetric intersections, spatial manipulation and analytic operations will build on the basics of orthographic and conic projection. The course involves line and tone drawing, hand drafting, computer drawing(Autocad) and computer modeling(Rhino).
    HIAA 0130 S01
    class taught in Arnold Lab room 317
    Primary Instructor
    Von Der Schulenburg
  • Architectural Analysis

    This course will develop one's ability to critically read and understand architecture through formal, geometric, tectonic and spatial analytic processes. Analysis acts as an intermediary between observation, expression, and understanding, offering deep insights into works of architecture. The course builds upon the processes introduced in Architectural Projection. Through various conceptual and representational frameworks, the issues of mapping-layers. Point of view, scale, morphology, topography and tectonics will be explored as part of a larger creative process, embracing visual imagination, communication and critique.
    HIAA 0140 S01
    Class will be held at 50 John Street
    Primary Instructor
    Rowen
  • Intermediate Architectural Design Studio

    This course will consider issues related to architecture, urban design, and public space. Using the city of Providence as a field of exploration we will examine the cultural, environmental, and political forces which shape the relationships between buildings and urban landscapes. We will utilize various two and three dimensional graphic techniques to analyze and reimagine public spaces, and their constituent sites, buildings, and programs. Our work will help you gain greater fluency with the designer's "tools", e.g. models and drawings and the iterative processes through which designers represent conditions of site, program, tectonics, and materiality to create architectural form and urban space.
    HIAA 0150 S01
    Class to be taught in Pembroke Field House, second floor
    Primary Instructor
    Barton
  • Pilgrimage Art and Architecture in the Middle Ages

    From Santiago de Compostela to Jerusalem, the movement of religious pilgrims in the Middle Ages resulted in a rich variety of architectural spaces and material culture. The growth of the cult of relics, and the pilgrims that visited them, fueled the development of the urban landscape and religious practices across the medieval world. This course explores the roots and routes of pilgrimage, focusing on the sacred relics that attracted them and the development of architectural spaces they visited. We will examine not only the art and architectural traditions related to pilgrimage in western Europe but the deep connections and exchange of art and architecture in Byzantine, Jewish and Islamic traditions. (a)
    HIAA 0432 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Kinias
    HIAA 0432 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Kinias
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Architecture and Urbanism of Africa

    This course introduces African built environments from the earliest known examples to the contemporary moment. Through recent debates about heritage and preservation, we will interrogate “Africa” as both an imagined construct and a concrete geographic entity characterized by diverse cultures, contexts, and histories. We will also explore competing interpretations of Africa’s architectural and urban history and their contemporary relevance. Weekly one-hour section required. A
    HIAA 0770 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    HIAA 0770 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0770 C02
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Art and Technology from Futurism to Hacktivism

    This course will introduce students to the central role of technological media in art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From telephones to computers, the Sony Portapak to the Internet, artists have creatively engaged technology to transform how their art was made, circulated, and received. We will pay equal attention to technology as a medium and the ways artists responded to broader technological change. Looking at works from Europe, the Americas, and Japan, we will interrogate the varying social conditions and political motivations that drove artists to use technology in order to radically change the making and meaning of art.
    HIAA 0820 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
    HIAA 0820 C01
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0820 C02
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0820 C04
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0820 C05
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Contemporary Architecture

    Stylistic, technological, and theoretical developments in architecture from the 1960s to the present. Analyzes movements such as "Brutalism," "Postmodernism," and "Deconstruction" and works by architects such as Frank Gehry, I. M. Pei, and Zaha Hadid. Emphasizes the complex conditions of architectural production in different parts of the world. Complements HIAA 0850, but may be taken independently. A
    HIAA 0860 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    HIAA 0860 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C03
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C04
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C05
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C07
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C08
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C09
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C10
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C11
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C12
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C13
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
    HIAA 0860 C14
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    C: Discussion Section/Conference
  • Water and Architecture

    The seminar explores the varied ways in which water is manipulated in architecture and urban planning. It is organized in ‘archaeological’ order: from the most recent to the oldest. We will examine case studies, beginning with Tadao Ando’s Water Temple and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. We will examine the local examples of Slater Mill, the Blackstone River, and Barnaby Evans’ Waterfire. We will then look back at historical examples: the Hoover Dam, the creation of Venice and the Grand Canal of China, the fountains at Versailles, the Islamic gardens at Isfahan, the medieval hydraulic plan for Canterbury Cathedral, and the Roman aqueduct bridge of the Pont du Gard. One of the principal aims of the course is to place the discussion of design into historical, technological and environmental contexts, and to provide students with experience in the production of architectural projects
    HIAA 1101C S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
  • Illustrating Indigenous Knowledge in European Print

    This seminar examines the transatlantic politics of publishing indigenous knowledge. In early modern Europe, pictorial prints codified paradigm shifts in geography, ecology, and medicine. Knowledge of newly conquered lands appeared in books illustrated by artists who, often, had never visited the places they pictured. Meanwhile in the Americas, indigenous and creole artists appealed to experienced printmakers and publishers in Europe while building resources and artisanal knowledge among local printmakers. How did the power dynamics of coloniality shape the way knowledge of indigenous peoples was codified? We will answer this question through study of illustrated books in special collections at Brown.
    HIAA 1411 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Monty
  • The Body and the Senses in Medieval Art

    The seminar considers the contradictory aspects of embodiment in the visual and material culture of the Middle Ages. We will examine the veneration of holy bodies through living holy individuals, and through body parts (relics) and the Eucharist enshrined in sumptuous containers. We will look at the iconography of death and resurrection, the representation of the body in painting and sculpture, attitudes toward sexuality, the performance of identity through clothing, and the sumptuary laws that governed clothing and behavior. We will investigate funerary rituals and burial, and the movement of living bodies in dance and in civic and religious processions. A
    HIAA 1440E S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
  • Real and Unreal Landscapes

    This seminar is about how artists imagine the land, and the relationship between people and the places that they inhabit. We will think broadly about how people have conceptualized “nature,” the “landscape,” and “colonization” from the eighteenth century to today as well as hone in on specific artistic traditions, including those in Africa, Europe, and South Asia and across the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. This class will investigate materials that come from the land, such as oil, clay, and pigments; other aspects of the environment, like waterways and clouds; and other art forms, including music, fiction, and dance. A
    HIAA 1721 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
  • Indigenous Art, Issues and Concepts

    This seminar will map out the field of indigenous art with an emphasis on artworks from English-speaking settler colonial countries, concentrating on Native North American and Aboriginal Australian artists. We will approach indigenous art theoretically, outlining major issues and concepts of this global topic. Units will include defining indigeneity and indigenous art terms, anthropology in relation to art, and curatorial practice. We will begin by addressing the concept of indigeneity through legal and sociopolitical frameworks, continuing with museological display of indigenous art across time, and seeing how museums are working to better contextualize their anthropological collections.
    HIAA 1882 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tyquiengco
  • Individual Study Project in the History of Art and Architecture

    Reading and reports on an approved topic, supervised by a member of the staff. Project proposals must be submitted and approved no later than the first week of the semester. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 1920 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Monty
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1920 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Barton
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Honors Thesis

    The subject of the thesis and program of study will be determined by the needs of the individual student. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Barton
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 1990 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Independent Study - WRIT

    This course should be taken in place of HIAA 1990 if students will receive substantive feedback on their prose -- on at least two assignments of any length. Completion of this course may be used to satisfy the writing requirement.
    HIAA 1991 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Real and Unreal Landscapes

    This seminar is about how artists imagine the land, and the relationship between people and the places that they inhabit. We will think broadly about how people have conceptualized “nature,” the “landscape,” and “colonization” from the eighteenth century to today as well as hone in on specific artistic traditions, including those in Africa, Europe, and South Asia and across the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. This class will investigate materials that come from the land, such as oil, clay, and pigments; other aspects of the environment, like waterways and clouds; and other art forms, including music, fiction, and dance.
    HIAA 2721 S01
    This is an UG/Grad seminar
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
  • Pattern Recognition: Analogies of Creativity and Perception

    This graduate seminar will examine the history of pattern recognition with a focus on how the idea has been mobilized to understand human creativity and visual perception. Topics will include late 19th-century experimental psychology and theories of perception, formalist methods of art history, early twentieth-century abstraction, psychoanalysis, cybernetic theory, generative art, conspiracy theories, 20th- and 21st-century conceptions of artificial intelligence and machine cognition. Our inquiry will be interdisciplinary and comparative. Weaving our way through contrasting case studies and an array of interdisciplinary fields, we will focus on the historical reasons that pattern recognition came to be such a dominant analogy for conceiving of the human and how and why it has shaped artistic practice, art historical methods, and technological design.
    HIAA 2890 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
  • Graduate Practicum

    This practicum will be housed at the Center for Netherlandish Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Its focus will be a series The Five Senses signed and dated 1650 by the Brussels painter Michaelina Wautier. Graduate Practicum course
    HIAA 2930D S01
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
  • Master's Qualifying Paper Preparation

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2940 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S09
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2940 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Individual Reading (Single Credit)

    Single credit. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2980 S01
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Kriz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Caplan
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Individual Reading (Double Credit)

    Double credit. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2981 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S02
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2981 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Individual Reading for the Doctoral Candidate

    Single Credit. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2982 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Shaffer
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S03
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Osayimwese
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2982 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Dissertation Research

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course.
    HIAA 2983 S01
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Kriz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Zerner
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2983 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the residency requirement and are continuing research on a full time basis.
    HIAA 2990 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Dissertation Preparation

    For graduate students who are preparing a dissertation and who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment.
    HIAA 2991 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Master's Thesis Preparation

    For students preparing a terminal MA thesis, may be repeated in the following semester. Sign up for sections according to individual primary advisor.
    HIAA 2992 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Moser
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Bonde
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Kriz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Lincoln
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Muller
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Neumann
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S07
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S08
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Zerner
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Nickel
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    HIAA 2992 S11
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Courses of Interest to Concentrators

    The following related courses, offered in other departments, may be of interest to students concentrating in the History of Art and Architecture. Please see the course listing of the sponsoring department for times and locations.

    Africana Studies
    AFRI 1430 Archiving Lincoln: Representation, Race, and Presidential Imagery
    Italian Studies
    ITAL 1020 Decameron: Technologies of Representation, Medieval to Modern
    Public Humanities
    PHUM 1805 Making the Invisible Visible: Global Urban Typologies in the 20th and 21st Century
    Slavic Studies
    RUSS 1890 The Arc of Russian Art
    HIAA XLIST 0