AHIS 313 - Decorative Arts and Craft (LS)
This lecture/seminar course considers the politics and theoretical complexities of a broad range of visual and material cultural artefacts that have been variously described as decorative art, ornamental art, applied art, or fine craft, i.e. an intercultural encounter mediated by objects. Students will learn to compare and contrast craft production across selected themes and contexts, while analyzing work from multiple critical perspectives that take into account the role craft plays in such areas as education, politics, gender construction, colonialism/post-colonialism, and social organization.
Any 200-level AHIS, plus completion of First Year Studies.