Monument Art History research paper, World History of Art

World History of Art and the Built environment I Fall 2018. University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Art & Art History Writing Assignment 2: Research Paper on a Monument Length: Minimum 1500 and maximum 2000 words. (Double spaced 12 font- approximately 4-6 pages in total including the bibliography and glossary) (digitally in SafeAssign on Blackboard) Please also submit a hard copy in your Teaching Assistant’s mailbox (Henry Hall 3rd Floor) Your second writing assignment is a research paper, which will be based on library research, using scholarly publications. Below we provide a list of suggested architectural monuments as well as a series of art historical concepts covered during the semester. Your paper will be expected to discuss one monument of your selection form the provided list below and at least 2 concepts which you will integrate to your argument in the paper. This paper should be a clear and balanced discussion of your monument addressing all available evidence (archaeological, visual or textual evidence) about the monuments, and end with 2 final paragraphs that includes your evaluation of the monument based on the two concepts you have chosen to analyze the monument. Protocols ? Art Historical Concepts and Glossary: Below is a list of art historical terms that are discussed during the lectures and in your readings. You are expected to make use of at least three of these concepts as part of your argument in the paper. Some bibliographic suggestions are provided below. Your paper should demonstrate your familiarity and use of such visual analytical tools. o Glossary: At the end of your paper, please include 100-word definitions of each art historical concept. You are encouraged to read various scholarly resources that offer discussions of these concepts (like the Nelson and Shiff’s Critical Terms for Art History volume or the Grove Dictionary of Art). ? Author-Date style referencing. You are expected to use author-date style referencing widely used in the Humanities and Social Sciences for citing your sources of information. You will get handouts on how to do this in your sections. For this paper you should use library resources (hard copies and digital sources). Please avoid using non-scholarly work posted on the internet such as amateur websites such as etc. ? Figures: You must also provide relevant images (drawings, plans, photographs to properly illustrate your paper. Each image should be sequentially numbered (Figure 1, Figure 2, etc) and the source of the image should be indicated in its caption using the Author-Date style system which you will be using in the rest of the paper. Image sources should appear as entries in your bibliography. ? Bibliography: Ideally, your bibliography should include 2-3 books that will provide the (art) historical context for the monument you are choosing and 3-4 critical scholarly articles (journal articles or edited book chapters) on your specific monument. Art Historical Concepts Representation Symbolism Technology/technique Narrative Scale Gender Iconography Agency Ritual Style Performance Memory Space Ideology Hybridity Perspective Heritage Iconoclasm Landscape Mimesis Monumentality Iconoclasm Simulacrum Materiality Monumentality Architectonics Context Cultural Biography Icon Form Texture Composition Medium List of Monuments 1. Stele (“Law Code”) of Hammurabi from Mesopotamia, Louvre Museum, Paris. 2. The Palace of Zimri-Lim in Mari, Syria 3. Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq 4. Ishtar Gate at Babylon, Iraq 5. Obelisk of Ramesses II from Luxor, now in Paris (Place de la Concorde), France 6. Ara Pacis Augustaea, the Altar of Peace in Rome, Italy 7. Fresco program of Xeste 3 House, Thera (Santorini) in the Minoan Period, Greece 8. Palace of Knossos in Minoan Crete, Greece 9. Funerary Complex of Queen Hatshepsut, Deir el Bahri, Egypt 10. Lion Gate at Mycenae, Mycenaean Period, Greece 11. Rock cut churches of Lalibela, Ethiopia 12. Mausoleum of Halikarnassos, Hellenistic Period, Turkey 13. Mausoleum of Augustus, Rome, Italy 14. The Pantheon of Hadrian, Rome, Italy 15. The Triumphal Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy 16. Library of Celsus, Ephesus 17. The Byzantine Church of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul/Constantinople, Turkey 18. Rock Cut Temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel, Egypt 19. Erechteion on Athens Acropolis, Greece. 20. Temple of Apollo at Bassae, Greece 21. The Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe 22. Terracotta Army, or Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huang, China. 23. Alhambra Palace, Granada, Spain 24. Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, Israel 25. Persepolis, the capital city of the Persian Empire, Iran 26. The Byzantine Church of San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy 27. Galla Placidia (small chapel/oratory and mausoleum), Ravenna, Italy 28. Paleolithic paintings on the walls of Altamira cave, Spain 29. Hellenistic Theater in Pergamum, Turkey 30. Neolithic funerary statues at Ain Ghazal, Jordan 31. The Arch of Septimius Severus in Palmyra, Syria 32. Mycenaean palace at Pylos, Greece. Recommended Readings Nelson, R. and R. Schiff; 2003. Critical Terms for Art History. The University of Chicago Press. (On reserve at the library Reserve DeskN34 C75 2003) The Grove Dictionary of Art Reference Books on Reserve (Reserve Desk at Daley Library) Hard copies of the following are on reserve at UIC’s Daley Library (Reserve Desk). These books are good resources for starting to research your paper. ? Bahrani, Zainab; 2017. Art of Mesopotamia. Thames & Hudson. ? Nelson, R. and R. Shiff (eds.) Critical Terms for Art History. Chicago: Chicago University Press. ? Pedley, John Griffiths; 2002. Greek Art and Archaeology. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. ? Preziosi, D. and L. Hitchcock; 2000. Aegean Art and Architecture. Oxford History of Art. ? Robins, Gay; 2008. The Art of Ancient Egypt. (Revised Edition). Harvard University Press. ? Ramage, Nancy H. and Andrew Ramage; 1991. Roman Art. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. ? Zanker, Paul; 2008. Roman Art. Trans. H. Heitmann-Gordon. Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum.