HAA 45M - Medieval Media





Jeffrey Hamburger

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

From the invention of the icon and the book in late Antiquity to printing and panel painting in the 15th century, the Middle Ages harnessed new visual media to revolutionary effect. The course examines space (architecture), light (stained glass), body (sculpture/relic), figure (fresco, tempera, oil), word (roll/codex), abstraction (diagram), mass media (printing).

This is an introductory seminar without prerequsites intended exclusively for undergraduates. Students will meet twice a week with one session acting as a lecture and the other as a discussion of that week's topic.