UHON 301.003: GLOBAL ART

Class Schedule 

Week 1

T. Aug. 22 Introduction, syllabus, and the scope of the class.  

*Be sure to purchase, Six Names of Beauty by Crispin Sartwell

Th. Aug. 24 Ways to view art: Disinterestedness & Engaged 

Reading and Observations: 

  1. Hepburn, Ronald and Arnold Berleant.  “An Exchange on Disinterestedness.” Contemporary Aesthetics, 2003.
  2. Amadeus Clip,  2:21

Week 2 

T. Aug. 29  Everyday Aesthetics 

Reading and Observations:

  1. Sartwell, Crispin. The Art of Living: Aesthetics of the Ordinary in World Spiritual Traditions. SUNY Press, 1995. xi-xvi; 31-44; 157-158.
  2. Discuss group presentations + draw names

Th. Aug. 31  Visit Art Museum + Popejoy Theater 

Week 3   

T. Sept. 5   Everyday Aesthetics 

Reading and Observations:

  1. Bring write-up for museum/Scent of Green Papaya evaluations. Be prepared to discuss
  2. Tuan, Yi-Fu. Passing Strange and Wonderful. Kodansha International, 1995. 35-69.  [Please read, but no observations required.]

In class:

  1. Discuss artistic project #1
  2. Sensory Deprivation Map + Detail

Th. Sept. 7  Everyday Aesthetics 

Reading and Observations:

  1. Ackerman, Diana. A Natural History of the Senses. Vintage Press, 1991. 127-142.
  2. Resource : https://noemalab.eu/ideas/intervista-a-gwenn-ael-lynn-interview-to-gwenn-ael-lynn/ 

In class:

  1. Discuss oral presentations

Week 4

T. Sept. 12 Everyday Japanese Aesthetics 

Reading and Observations:

  1. Shonagon, Sei. “The Pillow Book.”, Aesthetics in Perspective, 617-619; and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon. Translated Ivan Morris, Columbia University Press, 1991. 171-173; 182-185; 210-213.
  2. Saito, Yuriko. “The Japanese Aesthetics of Imperfection and Insufficiency”, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 55:4, 1997. 377-385.

Th. Sept. 14   Everyday Japanese Aesthetics

Reading + pose 3 QUESTIONS:

  1. Sartwell, Crispin. “Wabi-Sabi: Japanese, Humility and Imperfection”, Six Names of Beauty, Rutledge, 2004.

Week 5

T. Sept. 19

Work Day, please bring materials for your book and imagery to print (if you need to do so).  We’ll discuss artist’s statements and have time to construct the books.

Th. Sept. 21 Creative Project #1 due

Week 6

T. Sept. 26   Spiritual Aesthetics

Reading and Observations:

  1. Saito, Yuriko. “Awakening Our Senses: Aesthetics and Design”, unpublished manuscript.

Th. Sept. 28  Japanese Tea Ceremony

Reading and Observations:

Presenters Team 1: Thomas and Jacqueline

  1. Suzuki, Daisetz T. “Zen and the Art of Tea”, Aesthetics: the Big Questions, ed. Carolyn Korsmeyer, Blackwell Publishers, 1998. 55-59.
  2. Okakura, Kakuzo. “The Tea-Room”, The Book of Tea, ed. Everett F. Bleiler, Dover, 1964. (31-41).

Sat. Sept. 30-Field Trip to Santa Fe 

  • Visit: Japanese Tea House/Ceremony and Izanami 
  • RR leaves at 8:20 am. 9:58 arrival in SF.  Leave at 3:15. 4:45 arrival to downtown RR stop.

Week 7

T. Oct. 3 Spiritual Music

Reading and Observations:

Presenters Team 2: Gwen and Beatrice

  1. Lorraine, Renee. “Sound and Sensibility”, unpublished manuscript.
  2. Berleant, Arnold. “Sacred Environments.” Living in the Landscape, University Press of Kansas, 1997. 167-177.

Th. Oct. 5 Navajo Spirituality 

Reading and Observations:

Presenters Team 3: Erin & Mike (presenters will present on both articles since they are short):

  1. Witherspoon, Gary. “Navajo Aesthetics: Beautifying the World Through Art” in Aesthetics in Perspective, 736-742.
  2. Parezo, Nancy J. Navajo Sandpainting. University of Arizona Press, 1983. 1-5; 11-20.

Week 8

T. Oct. 10 Navajo Aesthetics & Impermanence in Art 

Reading (no observations, but please read):

  1. Sartwell, Crispin. “Hozho: Navajo, health, harmony”, Six Names of Beauty, Rutledge, 2004. 133-152.
  2. Paper #1 DUE

Th. Oct. 12 Fall Break, no class

Week 9

T. Oct. 17 Body Aesthetics 

Reading and Observations: 

  1. Berman, Morris. Coming to Our Senses. Bantam Books, 1990. 19-64.

Th. Oct. 19  Body Aesthetics 

Presenters Team 9: Curi and Kusha

  1. Visser, Margaret. The Way We Are. Faber and Faber, 1996, 37-41; 242-245; 62-66; 127-131; 98-106; 147-151 
  2. Examples of successful documentation:  Ann Hamilton: Beautiful short footage (perhaps a bit more context could be provided), Ann Hamilton Myein,  Ann Hamilton: The Event of a Thread
  3. Examples of poor documentation: Example 1 (no context/poor inconsistent lighting),and Example 2: Lack of aesthetic considerations and continuity in the film 

Week 10 

T. Oct. 24  Critique, Creative Project #2

Th. Oct. 26 Critique, Creative Project #2

Week 11

One on one Meetings, in my office 19 a

Monday, Oct. 30

  1. 3-3:10   Kaylee
  2. 3:10-3:20  Devon
  3. 3:20-3:30 Beatrice
  4. 3:30-3:40 Kusha
  5. 3:40-3:50
  6. 3:50-4
  7. 4-4:10
  8. 4:10-4:20
  9. 4:20-4:30
  10. 4:30-4:40 Katie
  11. 4:40-4:50 Gwen
  12. 4:50-5 Michael
  13. 5-5:10 Mary
  14. 5:10-5:20 Jacqueline
  15. 5:20-5:30 Erin

T. Oct. 31 Body Aesthetics

Reading and Observations: 

Th. Nov. 2 Body Aesthetics 

Reading and Observations: Presenters Team 5: Katie and Marissa (both articles since they are short): 

  1. Taylor, Paul C. “Malcolm’s Conk and Danto’s Colors; or Four Logical Petitions Concerning Race, Beauty, and Aesthetics.” Beauty Matters, edited by Peg Zeglin Brand, Indiana University Press, 2000, 57-64.
  2. Robert, Gooding, Williams. “Look, A Negro!” Aesthetics in Perspective, edited by Kathleen Higgins, Cengage Learning, 2003, 530-538.

Th, Nov. 2-Meetings

  • 2:40-2:50    Thomas
  • 2:50-3         Hailey
  • 3-3:10         Marissa
  • 3:30            Rebekkah

Friday, Nov. 3-Meetings

  • 2-2:10        Aline
  • 2:50-3       Molly

Week 12

T. Nov. 7  Demo Day + Presentation

Reading and Observations: Presenters Team 6: Rebekkah and Gabrielle

Jacobs, Jo Ellen. “The Bronze Age Revisited.” Beauty Unlimited edited by Peg Zeglin Brand, Indiana University Press, 2010, 192-217.

In class: 

  1. Skin Whitening-Thailand
  2. Dove-Campaign for Beauty

Th. Nov. 9 Demo Day/Creative Project Proposal Check-in

Week 13

T. Nov. 14 Body Aesthetics 

Reading and Observations: 

Presenters Team 7: Mary and Devon 

Th. Nov. 16 Transforming Aesthetic Responses 

Reading and Observations: 

Presenters Team 8: Molly and Aline 

Week 14

T. Nov. 21 Paper #2 Due via email by 11 am.  No class in lieu of field trip. 

Th. Nov. 23 No Class, Thanksgiving Break    

Week 15

T. Nov. 28 Fabrication Day (print and prepare artist’s statement)

Th. Nov. 30 Fabrication Day (print and prepare artist’s statement)

Week 16

T. Dec. 5 Creative Project #3 due + artist’s statement + presentations

Th. Dec. 7 Creative Project #3 due + presentations & celebration

RESOURCES: **Peer Evaluation Form**

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