- Module code: HA3B1
- Module name: English Perceptions of Venice
- Department: History of Art
- Credit: 30
Module content and teaching
This module aims to introduce students to the various interpretations made of the city of Venice , its art and architecture by English-speaking artists, architects, and writers from the late seventeenth century to the twentieth century. It will examine how Venice and its art forms were appropriated within English architectural and painterly styles, and how they also provided several of the leading English aesthetic writers with material for their own theories. The module concludes with a look at how film-makers have interpreted Venice .
Principal learning outcomes
By the end of the module students will show a broad knowledge of the range of artistic, textual and theoretical responses to Venice made by English-speaking travellers and practitioners from the seventeenth-century to the present day. The will be able to identify, analyse and account for shifts and continuities in the aesthetic meanings which Venice held for English respondents through the continuing development of their skills in visual and theoretical analysis across a range of media.
Timetabled teaching activities
"4 hours per week "
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|30 CATS (Module code: HA3B1-30)|
|C1 (Assessed/examined work)||Assessed Course Work||40%|
|Assessed Course Work||10%|
|Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9)||50%|
|Assessed Course Work||100%|
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