HAA 45M - Medieval Media

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Jeffrey Hamburger

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 a lecture with weekly museum visits intended exclusively for undergraduates. There are no prerequisites.