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  1. Week 1: Introduction to the Module 4 items
    1. Set Readings 4 items
  2. Week 2: Artist 11 items
    1. Set readings: 4 items
      1. Legend, myth, and magic in the image of the artist: a historical experiment - Ernst Kris, Otto Kurz 1979

        Book  Chapters 1, 'Introduction' and 2, 'The Heroization of the Artist in Biography' (digitised).

    2. Further reading: 7 items
      1. The changing status of the artist - Emma Barker, Nick Webb, Kim Woods 1999

        Book 

      2. Giorgio Vasari: art and history - Patricia Lee Rubin 1995

        Book 

  3. Week 3: Display 14 items
    1. Set readings: 3 items
    2. Further reading: 11 items
      1. The Cabinet of Wonder - Giorgio Agamben 1999

        Chapter 

      2. Contemporary cultures of display - Emma Barker, Open University 1999

        Book 

      3. The birth of the museum: history, theory, politics - Tony Bennett 1995

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

      4. The Universal Survey Museum. - Carol Duncan, Alan Wallach 12/1980

        Article 

      5. The Judgment Seat of Photography - Christopher Phillips 1989

        Chapter 

      6. Interpreting art in museums and galleries - Christopher Whitehead 2012

        Book  Available in Library and as an e-book.

  4. Week 4: Form 18 items
    1. Set Readings 4 items
      1. The World of Form - Henri Focillon

        Chapter 

      2. Principles of art history: the problem of the development of style in later art - Heinrich Wölfflin, Marie Donald Mackie Hottinger (trans.) 1950

        Book  See pp.1–32; 73–86; 101–106; 226–23. The introduction, pp. 1-18, has been digitised. Additional copies are available at classmark N5300.W7F50.

    2. Further Reading 14 items
      1. The life of forms in art - Henri Focillon 1989

        Book 

      2. The Concept of style - Berel Lang 1987

        Book 

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

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      4. Style - Donald Preziosi

        Chapter 

      5. Against Interpretation - Susan Sontag

        Chapter 

      6. Reprinted in the following text, pp. 457–65:

      7. Style - Meyer Scapiro

        Chapter 

  5. Week 5 1 item
    1. Trip to Edinburgh

  6. Week 6. Independent Learning Week 0 items
  7. Week 7: Medium 18 items
    1. Set Readings 4 items
      1. Laocoon - Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Robert Phillimore (trans.) 1905

        Book  Available in the Library and online.

    2. Further Reading 14 items
      1. Understanding a Photograph - John Berger 1980

        Chapter 

      2. A medium is always born twice …1 - André Gaudreault, Philippe Marion 2005

        Article 

      3. Modernist Painting - Clement Greenberg 1986-1993

        Chapter  Volume 4.

  8. Week 8: Self 34 items
    1. Set Readings 4 items
      1. From 1971: Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? - Linda Nochlin 2015

        Webpage  Article originally printed in Art News, Vol. 69, No. 9 (January 1971), pp. 145-178.

      2. Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire - Judith Butler

        Chapter  Sections I-V. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Further Reading 30 items
      1. Feminism 8 items
        1. Feminism and art history: questioning the litany - Norma Broude, Mary D. Garrard 1982

          Book 

        2. Art history: a critical introduction to its methods - Michael Hatt, Charlotte Klonk 2006

          Book  Chapter 8: ‘Feminism’, pp. 145-173.

        3. Body art/performing the subject - Amelia Jones 1998

          Book  Chapter 1, pp. 21-31.

        4. Old mistresses: women, art and ideology - Rozsika Parker, Griselda Pollock 2013

          Book 

        5. About Canons and Culture Wars - Griselda Pollock 1999

          Chapter 

      2. Psychoanalysis 11 items
        1. The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud - Sigmund Freud 1953-1966

          Book  Read: ‘The Moses of Michelangelo’ (1914), vol. 8, pp. 211-236.

        2. Identity: a reader - Paul Du Gay, Jessica Evans, Peter Redman, Open University 2000

          Book 

        3. Art history: a critical introduction to its methods - Michael Hatt, Charlotte Klonk 2006

          Book  Chapter 9: ‘Psychoanalysis’, pp. 174-199.

        4. Sexuality in the field of vision - Jacqueline Rose 1986

          Book 

        5. Feminism and psychoanalysis: a critical dictionary - Elizabeth Wright, Dianne Chisholm 1992

          Book 

      3. Queer Theory 11 items
        1. Queer 2016

          Book 

        2. After sex?: on writing since queer theory - Janet E. Halley, Andrew Parker 2011

          Book 

        3. Epistemology of the closet - Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1991

          Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  9. Week 9: Sign 17 items
    1. Set Readings 3 items
      1. Mythologies - Roland Barthes, Annette Lavers 1993

        Book  Read 'The New Citroën' and 'Photography and Electoral Appeal', pp. 88-93.

    2. Further Reading 14 items
      1. Semiotics and Art History - Mieke Bal, Norman Bryson 1991

        Article 

      2. Elements of semiology - Roland Barthes 1967

        Book 

      3. Semiotics: the basics - Daniel Chandler 2002

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      4. Semiotics: [a graphic guide] - Paul Cobley, Litza Jansz 2010

        Book 

      5. Art and illusion: a study in the psychology of pictorial representation - E. H. Gombrich 1977

        Book  Older editions also available in Library. esp. pp. 3-30; 63-90.

      6. Art history: a critical introduction to its methods - Michael Hatt, Charlotte Klonk 2006

        Book  Chapter 10: ‘Semiotics’, pp. 200-222.

      7. Handbook of visual analysis 2001

        Book  Leeuwen, Theo van. ‘Semiotics and Iconography, Chapter 5. Also available online; see below.

      8. Word and Image. - W.J.T Mitchell

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      9. Iconology: image, text, ideology - W. J. T. Mitchell 1986

        Book 

  10. Week 10: Colour 19 items
    1. Set Readings 3 items
      1. Chromophobia - David Batchelor 2000

        Book  Read 'Whitescapes' and 'Chromophobia', pp.9-49. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Blue mythologies: reflections on a colour - Carol Mavor 2013

        Book  Read 'Introduction: Paradoxically Blue', 'Blue is Joyful-Sad' (digitised) and 'Milk and Sugar are Blue', pp. 9-14; 19-42; 56-58.

    2. Further Reading 16 items
      1. Colour - Whitechapel Art Gallery 2008

        Book 

      2. Notes on Colour. (1896-98). - Paul Gauguin 1998

        Chapter 

      3. Cultural excursions: marketing appetites and cultural tastes in modern America - Neil Harris 1990

        Book  Read: Harris, Neil. 'Colour and Media: Some Comparisons and Speculations.'

      4. Gauguin in Black and Blue. - Carol Mavor 2010

        Chapter  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      5. Starburst: color photography in America 1970-1980 - Kevin D. Moore, James Crump, Leo Rubinfien 2010

        Book 

      6. Blue: the history of a color - Michel Pastoureau 2001

        Book 

      7. Black: the history of a color - Michel Pastoureau, Jody Gladding 2008

        Book 

  11. Core bibliography of general texts 7 items
    1. Art history: a very short introduction - Dana Arnold 2004

      Book  particularly recommended

    2. Methods and theories of art history - Anne D'Alleva 2004

      Book  particularly recommended

    3. Art history and its methods: a critical anthology - Eric Fernie 1995

      Book  particularly recommended

    4. Art history: a critical introduction to its methods - Michael Hatt, Charlotte Klonk 2006

      Book  particularly recommended

    5. Critical terms for art history - Robert S. Nelson, Richard Shiff 2003

      Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book. particularly recommended

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