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  1. SEMINARS

     

    Each week there are set readings which you are required to prepare for discussion as a group in class. You should also read as widely as you can beyond these texts.

  2. Week 1: Introduction 4 items
    Introduction to main concepts: What are Reception Studies and the History of the Classical Tradition? Main characteristics of classical art and architecture.
    1. There are no set readings for this seminar, but during Week 1 we would advise you to read:

    2. The Post-Antique Reception of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture - Clemente Marconi, Lucia Faedo

      Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    3. Free Standing and Relief Sculpture - D. Damaskos

      Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book

    4. Architecture in City and Sanctuary - Marina Yeroulanou

      Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book

  3. Week 2: Classical Inheritance and Renaissance Art 17 items
    1. Discuss the origins and formation of the antique sculpture garden in the Vatican Belvedere court and its impact on sixteenth-century artists working in Rome. 2. What role did classical art play in the representation of the nude in Renaissance art?
    1. Reading 3 items
      1. Excerpts on Laocoon's Discovery in Rome: Laocoön group recorded in the home of the Emperor Titus by Pliny the Elder (Natural History 36.37); Letter of 25 February 1567 to Reverendo Monsignor Spedalengo by Francesco da San Gallo; Letter from Bologna by Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti to Isabella d' Este in Ferrara, 15 January 1506 (on MMS)

    2. Further reading 14 items
      1. Renaissance artists & antique sculpture: a handbook of sources - Bober, Phyllis Pray, Rubinstein, Ruth, Woodford, Susan 1985

        Book 

      2. Renaissance and renascences in Western art - Erwin Panofsky 1960

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      3. Antiquity in the Renaissance - Sheard, Wendy Stedman, Lehmann, Phyllis Lourene Williams, Smith College c1978-

        Book 

      4. The Renaissance discovery of classical antiquity - Roberto Weiss 1969

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

  4. Week 3: The Late-Antique Tradition in Early-Islamic Art 28 items
    1. Does Early-Islamic Art stand in a seamless Late-Antique tradition? Please explain! 2. How “Islamic” is the arabesque? Discuss its origins and developments.
    1. Reading 4 items
      1. The formation of Islamic art - Oleg Grabar 1987

        Book  Please read pp. 1-71 as an introduction. This reading should not be included in the reading journal.

    2. Further reading 24 items
      1. Bell, Gertrude Lowthian. Churches and Monasteries of the Ṭȗr ʿAbdîn and Neighbouring Districts. Heidelberg: Winter 1913.

      2. Late antiquity: a guide to the postclassical world - G. W Bowersock, Peter Robert Lamont Brown, Oleg Grabar 1999

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      3. Tradition and innovation in late antiquity - Frank M. Clover, R. Stephen Humphreys 1989

        Book 

      4. The art and architecture of Islam, 650-1250 - Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar 1994

        Book 

      5. Quṣayr ʻAmra: art and the Umayyad elite in late antique Syria - Garth Fowden 2004

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

      6. East of Byzantium: Syria and Armenia in the formative period - Nina G. Garsoïan, Thomas F. Mathews, Robert W. Thomson 1982

        Book 

      7. The Dome of the Rock - Oleg Grabar 2006

        Book 

      8. The shape of the holy: early Islamic Jerusalem - Oleg Grabar, Mohammad Al-Asad, Abeer Audeh, Saïd Nuseibeh 1996

        Book 

      9. San`a': an Arabian Islamic city - R. B. Serjeant, Ronald B. Lewcock 1983

        Book 

  5. Week 4: Classical Revival & Classical Survival in the Arts of Syria and the Jazira 22 items
    1. Discuss classical aspects in the architecture of Syria and the Jazira in the 11th-13th centuries. Can they be assessed as ‘classical revivals’ or ‘classical survivals’? 2. How do frontispieces in 13th century Arabic manuscripts relate to Late-Antique examples?
    1. Reading 4 items
    2. Further reading 18 items
      1. Five essays on Islamic art - Terry Allen 1988

        Book 

      2. Amida: matériaux pour l’épigraphie et l’histoire musulmanes du Diyar-Bekr - Max van Berchem, Josef Rudolf Thomas Strygowsky, Gertrude Lowthian Bell 1910

        Book 

      3. Brown, H. Mitchell. 'Some Reflections on the Figured Coinage of the Artuqids and Zengids'. In Near Eastern Numismatics, Iconography, Epigraphy and History: Studies in Honor of G.C. Miles. Edited by George Carpenter Miles and Dickran Kouymijan. Beirut: American University of Beirut 1974, pp. 353-358.

      4. Arab painting - Richard Ettinghausen 1962

        Book 

      5. Gabriel, Albert. Voyages archéologiques dans la Turquie Orientale. 2 vols. Paris: E de Boccard 1940.

      6. Gladiß, Almut von. Die Dschazira: Kulturlandschaft zwischen Euphrat und Tigris. Berlin: Museum für Islamische Kunst 2006.

      7. Rogers, J. M. 'A Renaissance of Classical Antiquity in North Syria (11th-12th Centuries)' Annales Archéologiques Arabes Syriennes 21, 347–361.

      8. Steppan, Thomas (ed.). Die Artuqiden Schale im Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum Innsbruck: Mittelalterliche Emailkunst zwischen Orient und Occident. Munich: Editio Maris 1995

  6. Week 5: The Grand Tour and Neoclassicism in Eighteenth-Century Europe 20 items
    1. How did Neoclassical artists answer the call to order by Johann Joachim Winckelmann? 2. How was knowledge of ancient sculpture disseminated in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain?
    1. Reading 3 items
    2. Further reading 17 items
      1. Digging and dealing in eighteenth-century Rome - Bignamini, Ilaria, Hornsby, Clare, Della Giovampaola, Irma, Yarker, Jonathan c2010

        Book 

      2. Grand tour: the lure of Italy in the eighteenth century - Wilton, Andrew, Bignamini, Ilaria, Tate Gallery, Palozzo delle Esposizioni (Rome) 1996

        Book 

      3. The British and the grand tour - Black, Jeremy c1985

        Book 

      4. Neoclassicism - Irwin, David 1997

        Book 

      5. Canova: artists and collectors, a passion for antiquity - Mangia, Paola, Lutz, Felicity, White, Susan Ann c2009

        Book 

      6. The pleasures of antiquity - Scott, Jonathan 2003

        Book 

  7. Week 6: Independent Learning Week 1 item
    1. No set reading

  8. Week 7: Victorians in Togas 19 items
    1. “Alma-Tadema has in a manner put the antique world into slippers and dressing gown… he represents his figures as they really were in life and places them in surroundings which really belong to them.” Ernest Chesneau, The English School of Painting, 1885. How is this statement expressed in the works of Lawrence Alma-Tadema and other Victorian painters? 2. Assess the impact of the Parthenon marbles in the art and culture of nineteenth-century Britain.
    1. Reading 4 items
    2. Further reading 15 items
      1. Frederic Leighton: antiquity, Renaissance, modernity - Tim Barringer, Elizabeth Prettejohn 1999

        Book 

      2. Lawrence Alma-Tadema - Barrow, R. J. 2003

        Book 

      3. Nineteenth century British painting - Herrmann, Luke 2000

        Book  esp. The Revival of the Classical, pp. 313-36.

      4. The Victorians and Ancient Greece - Jenkyns, Richard 1980

        Book 

      5. Victorian painting - Lambourne, Lionel 1999

        Book  [esp. Chapter 13: The Nude and Classicism, 278-303]

      6. Imagining Rome - M. J. H. Liversidge, Catharine Edwards 1996

        Book 

      7. The Athens of Alma Tadema - Tomlinson, R. A. 1991

        Book 

  9. Week 8: Classicism in the Arts of Qājār and Pahlavī Iran 17 items
    1. Assess the role of antique Iranian art in representations of Fath ‘Ali Shah. 2. How have European discourses affected revivalism and eclecticism in Iranian art and architecture of the 19th and 20th centuries?
    1. Reading 4 items
    2. Further reading 13 items
      1. Qajar Iran: political, social, and cultural change, 1800-1925 - Edmund Bosworth, Carole Hillenbrand 1992

        Book 

      2. Qajar portraits - Julian Raby 1999

        Book 

      3. Studies in Persian art, vol. 2 - B. W. Robinson 1993

        Book 

      4. From Persia to Punjab: exploring ancient Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan - Elizabeth Jane Errington, Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis, Joe Cribb 2014

        Chapter 

  10. Week 9: The Return to Order: Modernism and the Classical Tradition 29 items
    1. What role did classicism play in the ‘return to order’ in French art after World War I? 2. Why did de Chirico’s changed approach to classicism after 1919 provoke criticism from the Surrealists?
    1. Reading 4 items
      1. A More Durable Self - Kenneth Silver

        Chapter 

    2. Further reading 25 items
      1. Modernism and Antiquity 8 items
        1. Canto d'amore: classicism in modern art and music 1914-1935 - Gottfried Boehm, Ulrich Mosch, Katharina Schmidt 1996

          Book 

        2. Modern antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Léger, Picabia - Christopher Green, Jens Daehner 2011

          Book 

      2. De Chirico 6 items
        1. De Chirico and the Mediterranean - De Chirico, Giorgio, De Sanna, Jole 1998

          Book 

        2. Giorgio de Chirico - Soby, James Thrall 1955

          Book 

        3. Giorgio de Chirico and the myth of Ariadne - Taylor, Michael, Gale, Matthew, Ernst, Max, De Chirico, Giorgio 2002

          Book 

      3. Purism (Ozenfant, Le Corbusier, Léger) 5 items
        1. Ozenfant - John Golding 1973

          Book 

        2. Fernand Léger - Carolyn Lanchner 1998

          Book 

      4. Picasso 6 items
        1. Picasso and Appropriation - Timothy Anglin Burgard 1991

          Article 

  11. Week 10: Nordic Classicism 19 items
    1. Does Nordic Classicism merit its regional appellation? 2. How justified is the view that Nordic Classicism was a bridge between historicism and functionalism?
    1. Reading 4 items
      1. Gunnar Asplund - Peter Blundell Jones 2011

        Book  Read: Chapters 3-6 (Chapter 6: 'Rites of Passage' digitised)

    2. Further reading 15 items
      1. Gunnar Asplund - Peter Blundell Jones 2011

        Book 

      2. Sweden: 20th-century architecture - Claes Caldenby, Jóran Lindvall, Wilfried Wang 1998

        Book 

      3. Dansk arkitektur 250 år =: 250 years of Danish architecture - Kim Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Martin Keiding, Marianne Amundsen 2004

        Book 

      4. Nightlands: Nordic buildings - Christian Norberg-Schulz 1996

        Book 

      5. Nordisk klassicism 1910-1930 - Simo Paavilainen 1982

        Book 

      6. Architectural reflections: studies in the philosophy and practice of architecture - Colin St. John Wilson, Roger Stonehouse 2000

        Book  Sigurd Lewerentz’ and ‘Gunnar Asplund and the dilemma of Classicism’

      7. Alvar Aalto - Richard Weston 1995

        Book 

  12. Week 11: The Art of Power: Totalitarian Architecture and Classicism 68 items
    1. What is the relationship between classicism and modernism in totalitarian architecture? 2. Compare the use of classicism in the architectural and city planning projects of Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.
    1. Reading 4 items
      1. Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism - Jonathan Meades 3 Jan 2017

        Audio-visual document  Log in as a University of St Andrews user

    2. Further reading 64 items
      1. General 6 items
      2. Germany 14 items
        1. Berlin, Ruined Visions - Matt Frei 7 Dec 2010

          Audio-visual document  Log in as a University of St Andrews user

        2. Visions of Space, Albert Speer: Size Matters - R. Hughes 29 Sep 2008

          Audio-visual document  Log in as a University of St Andrews user

        3. Jerry Building: Unholy Relics of Nazi Germany - Jonathan Meades 3 May 2006

          Audio-visual document  Log in as a University of St Andrews user

        4. Art as politics in the Third Reich - Petropoulos, Jonathan c1996

          Book 

        5. Hitler's state architecture: the impact of classical antiquity - Alexander Scobie 1990

          Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

        6. Whyte, I. Boyd, 'Hitler's Berlin', in E. S. Schaffer (ed.), Comparative Criticism, vol. 23, Cambridge: CUP, 2001, pp. 117-143. [See Dr Kallestrup]

      3. Italy 28 items
        1. Fascist visions: art and ideology in France and Italy - Affron, Matthew, Antliff, Mark 1997

          Book  esp. pp. 205-238.

        2. Modernism in Italian architecture, 1890-1940 - Richard A. Etlin 1991

          Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

        3. The third Rome, 1922-43: the making of the fascist capital - Aristotle Kallis, Palgrave Connect (Online Service) 2014 (electronic book)

          Book 

        4. Mussolini's Rome: rebuilding the Eternal City - Borden W. Painter, Ebooks Corporation 2005 (electronic book)

          Book 

      4. Soviet Union 16 items
        1. Art under Stalin - Matthew Cullerne Bown 1991

          Book 

        2. The landscape of Stalinism: the art and ideology of Soviet space - E. A. Dobrenko, Eric Naiman 2003

          Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book

        3. Russian architecture of the Soviet period - Andreĭ Vladimirovich Ikonnikov 1988

          Book 

        4. Joe Building: The Stalin Memorial Lecture - Jonathan Meades 5 Jan 2006

          Audio-visual document  Log in as a University of St Andrews user

        5. Stalinist architecture - Aleksei Tarkhanov 1992

          Book 

  13. General bibliography 20 items
    1. The Uses and abuses of antiquity - Biddiss, Michael Denis, Wyke, Maria 1999

      Book 

    2. Rome: continuing encounters between past and present - Dorigen Sophie Caldwell, Lesley Caldwell 2011

      Book 

    3. The classical tradition in art - Greenhalgh, Michael 1978

      Book 

    4. What is classicism? - Greenhalgh, Michael 1990

      Book 

    5. A companion to classical receptions - Hardwick, Lorna, Stray, Christopher 2008

      Book 

    6. A companion to the Classical tradition - Kallendorf, Craig 2007 (electronic book)

      Book 

    7. A companion to the Classical tradition - Kallendorf, Craig, Briggs, Ward W., Gaisser, Julia Haig, Martindale, Charles 2007

      Book 

    8. The place of the antique in early modern Europe - Rowland, Ingrid D., Hanson, Craig 1999

      Book 

    9. A companion to Greek art - Smith, Tyler Jo, Plantzos, Dimitris 2012

      Book 

    10. European art and the classical past - Vermeule, Cornelius C. 1964

      Book 

  14. Greek and Roman Art 11 items
    1. Greek art - Boardman, John 1996

      Book 

    2. Greek art - Mark D. Fullerton 2000

      Book 

    3. A history of Greek art - Robertson, Martin 1975

      Book 

    4. Roman art - Strong, Donald E., Toynbee, J.M.C. 1976

      Book 

    5. Roman art - Paul Zanker 2010

      Book 

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