Designing the Nation. Art and Nationalism

HART 444 Designing the Nation. Art and Nationalism
This course examines the role of the visual arts and architecture in nationalist ideologies. The first part of the course is an introduction into visual representation, style, iconography, and symbolism. Examples used include a comparative study of public and imperial imagery of ancient Rome, Napoleonic Europe, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. The main part of the course focuses on subject matter, idioms and aesthetics systems in official architecture, public monuments and the fine and decorative arts perceived as representative of a nation's origins or cultural affiliation: from revivalist idioms (Gothic to Renaissance and Byzantine to Ottoman) to themes and idioms drawing from history, myth and folklore. The lectures will concentrate on case studies from Central Europe and the Balkans, but will include an overview of developments in the visual arts and architecture of England, Germany, France, Russia, and Turkey.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 6
Prerequisite : Undergraduate level SPS 101 Minimum Grade of D AND Undergraduate level SPS 102 Minimum Grade of D AND ( Undergraduate level HUM 202 Minimum Grade of D OR Undergraduate level HUM 212 Minimum Grade of D )
Corequisite : -