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    Goucher College
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Goucher College 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalogue
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ARH 210 - Metropolitan Visions: Representing the City Since 1800 (4 Cr.)


In the course of the 19th century, most western societies witnessed an unprecedented shift from rural to urban living. Major cities, affected by the forces of industrial, political and social revolution, experienced dramatic transformations in the shape and use of public space, in the design and construction of new buildings and building types, and in the variety of unfamiliar people and visual spectacle encountered on the streets. Using specific cities as case studies, this course will examine such urban transformations from the beginning of the 19th into the 21st centuries, with particular emphasis on how the modern city–its physical, social and psychological aspects-has been explored and expressed in popular visual culture as well as architecture and fine art. Particular attention will be paid to London in the first half of the 19th century, Paris in the late 19th century, and New York in the early 20th century. In semester-long group projects, culminating in papers and presentations, students will investigate world cities such as Mexico City, Mumbai, Beijing, Tokyo, Lagos, and Dubai.  Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Fall. Variable semesters. Art History Faculty.



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