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ART-300P Land Art

3 Credits

  • ART-300P-01


    2:00 pm – 4:50 pm

    Engineering Building, 305

Serving undergraduate students from all disciplines, this lecture/seminar course explores monumental earthworks, typified in the American west during the tumultuous 1960s. It focuses on land as inspiration for, and a medium of, expression. The objectives are to identify and contextualize land art projects from historical, technological, societal and scientific perspectives. For historical context the course will refer to precedents, such as Stonehenge, Chaco Canyon and Peruvian mesa installations. A central question is what draws cultures to expression in such grand settings and how the settings influence the work.. Consideration of purpose leads to inquiry into the grand function of art: is the key to understanding measure or metaphor?