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ARHT5902 - Art Writing

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Catriona Deirdre Moore

Description

Australian Art writing/criticism: theories and methods. The unit explores the varieties of art writing, particularly those which engage with the ongoing production of art and its institutions. This will be pursued through:
(i) a study of the practice of individual critics of modern art;
(ii) examination of the work of recent and current art writers, particularly in Australia;
(iii) direct practice in a number of different writing genres. The results of (i) and (ii) will be presented in the form of both class papers and essays; (iii) will take the form of writing exercises with stipulated frameworks.

Assessments

1x4000wd total essay and seminar paper (100%)

Textbooks

ARHT5902 Course reader
Recommended Readings:
Bernard Smith (with Terry Smith), 'Australian Painting', Oxford University Press 4th ed 2001;
Andrew Sayers,'Australian Art', OUP 2001;
Joan Kerr, 'Heritage: The National Women's Art Book', CUP, Sydney 1995;
Ian Burn et al, 'The Necessity of Art: An Essay About Interpretation', Power Publications 1988;
Ben Genocchio, 'The Art of Persuasion: Australian Art Criticism 1958-2001', Craftsman House, Sydney 2003;
Rex Butler (ed), 'Radical Revisionism in Australian Art', IMA 2005

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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