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Study Abroad

The Department of Art, Architecture + Art History offers summer programs in Visual Arts, Art History, and Architecture in Istanbul and Paris. The listed courses will be taught abroad by the USD faculty:

 

USD Program in Paris, France

Summer 2013

ArtV 306 Digital Photography

Professor Duncan McCosker, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

We will study photography and the camera’s fundamental operations that will enable us to make pictures in the city of Paris. The city’s rich history is reflected throughout the course-in our wanderings on foot to make photographs-through its streets, gardens, parks, public monuments and living spaces. The city’s formidable artistic past includes photography. It served as the site of the medium’s invention and announcement by Daguerre, and as the city whose great photographic traditions were established by Eugene Atget, Cartier-Bresson and others. Our travels will include some of the world’s great museums of art and photography, and we will meet photographers who speak of their specialty and who currently reside in Paris. Our final sessions in the course include seeing the results of our images, adjusted with lessons from Adobe Photoshop gathered throughout the course, and resulting in high quality Epson inkjet prints.

 

 

USD Program in Istanbul, Turkey

JULY 2012

Istanbul 2012

ARTH 138W / ARCH 340 BIOGRAPHIES OF WORLD CITIES: ISTANBUL

Dr. Can Bilsel, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

This course is an introductory survey of the urban and architectural history of Istanbul, from the capital of the Roman and Byzantine Empires (Constantinople), to its transformation to the capital of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries. Ruled by a cosmopolitan elite, Ottoman Istanbul was home to Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities. Emphasis will also be given to the transformations of the city in modern times: its 18th and 19th century promenades, pleasure gardens, and the Bosphorous yalis, and its ever cosmopolitan and eclectic architecture. The remaking of the city under the Turkish Republic, and its present form as a global city of over 11 million inhabitants will also be studied. We will examine the historical, cultural and human geography that made the city the center of several world empires. Students will learn to read maps, identify the urban morphological traces that are left from earlier, archaeological and historical strata, and understand to interpret historical monuments as testimonies of past civilizations.

 

ARTV 115 / ARTV 306 / ARCH 494 ISTANBUL: RECORDING THE CITY

Dr. Juliana Maxim, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

To record means to commit to memory. This class serves as an introduction to ways of observing, analyzing, chronicling visually, or otherwise set down in permanent form your experience of the city. Through drawing, visual observation, field analysis, measurements, etc., you will explore and closely study the major components of the urban fabric. The purpose of this course is to explore means of documenting the experience of the city, and to learn how to communicate, visually and in writing, your observations as well as your impressions and ideas about Istanbul spaces.

 

 

USD Program in PARIS, FRANCE

JULY 2012

ARTV 306 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Professor Duncan McCosker, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

We will study photography and the camera’s fundamental operations that will enable us to make pictures in the city of Paris. The city’s rich history is reflected throughout the course-in our wanderings on foot to make photographs-through its streets, gardens, parks, public monuments and living spaces. The city’s formidable artistic past includes photography. It served as the site of the medium’s invention and announcement by Daguerre, and as the city whose great photographic traditions were established by Eugene Atget, Cartier-Bresson and others. Our travels will include some of the world’s great museums of art and photography, and we will meet photographers who speak of their specialty and who currently reside in Paris. Our final sessions in the course include seeing the results of our images, adjusted with lessons from Adobe Photoshop gathered throughout the course, and resulting in high quality Epson inkjet prints.

 

 

USD Program in PARIS, FRANCE

JULY 2011

Paris 2011

ARTV 306 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Duncan McCosker, Professor, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

This course will explore the rich resources of Paris and its environs through making color photographs. We will work digitally, and make large and descriptive digital prints utilizing the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. We will study photography within the fine art tradition, and will be making picturess on field trips to the Luxembourg Gardens, Pere LaChaise cemetery, and Trocadero. We will see exceptional museum and gallery exhibitions at the Musée d’Orsay, the European Museum of Photography and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. We will discuss the great traditions of French photography, from its invention by Daguerre and Niepce to the ground-breaking contributions of Atget and Cartier-Bresson, to the work of contemporary photographers like Sophie Calle.

 

ARTH 138 Parisian Collections

Dr. Juliana Maxim, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

This introductory is designed to introduce students to the questions and debates that propel art history and the methodologies that have shaped its unfolding shifts in strategy. While topics will vary from year to year, the central focus of the course will be constant: to equip students to look purposefully, critically, and contextually at images, mindful of the ways that meaning is produced and perceived.

 

 

USD Program in Istanbul, Turkey

JULY 2010

Istanbul 2012

ARTV 115 / ARTV 306 / ARCH 101 ISTANBUL: RECORDING THE CITY

Dr. Juliana Maxim, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

To record means to commit to memory. This class serves as an introduction to ways of observing, analyzing, chronicling visually, or otherwise set down in permanent form your experience of the city. Through drawing, visual observation, field analysis, measurements, etc., you will explore and closely study the major components of the urban fabric. The purpose of this course is to explore means of documenting the experience of the city, and to learn how to communicate, visually and in writing, your observations as well as your impressions and ideas about Istanbul spaces.

 

ARCH 340 BIOGRAPHIES OF WORLD CITIES: ISTANBUL

Dr. Can Bilsel, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

This course is an introductory survey of the urban and architectural history of Istanbul, from the capital of the Roman and Byzantine Empires (Constantinople), to its transformation to the capital of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries. Ruled by a cosmopolitan elite, Ottoman Istanbul was home to Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities. Emphasis will also be given to the transformations of the city in modern times: its 18th and 19th century promenades, pleasure gardens, and the Bosphorous yalis, and its ever cosmopolitan and eclectic architecture. The remaking of the city under the Turkish Republic, and its present form as a global city of over 11 million inhabitants will also be studied. We will examine the historical, cultural and human geography that made the city the center of several world empires. Students will learn to read maps, identify the urban morphological traces that are left from earlier, archaeological and historical strata, and understand to interpret historical monuments as testimonies of past civilizations.

 

ARTH 338 / ARCH 334 CITY AND UTOPIA

Dr. Can Bilsel, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

This course surveys the relation between social and physical space in the formation of modern cities, as well as in the formation of modern disciplines, city planning and urban design. It examines how the projects of social reform and political control shaped the grand urban projects and the “master plans” of the 19th and 20th century. This course is intended to introduce students to a history of ideas in modern urbanism and enhance their understanding of the city as a symbolic form.

 

 

USD Program in PARIS, FRANCE

JULY 2009

Paris critique photo

ARTV 306 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Duncan McCosker, Professor, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

This course will explore the rich resources of Paris and its environs through making color photographs. We will work digitally, and make large and descriptive digital prints utilizing the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. We will study photography within the fine art tradition, and will be making picturess on field trips to the Luxembourg Gardens, Pere LaChaise cemetery, and Trocadero. We will see exceptional museum and gallery exhibitions at the Musée d’Orsay, the European Museum of Photography and the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. We will discuss the great traditions of French photography, from its invention by Daguerre and Niepce to the ground-breaking contributions of Atget and Cartier-Bresson, to the work of contemporary photographers like Sophie Calle.

 

ARTH 138 ART AND VISUAL CULTURE

Dr. Juliana Maxim, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

This introductory is designed to introduce students to the questions and debates that propel art history and the methodologies that have shaped its unfolding shifts in strategy. While topics will vary from year to year, the central focus of the course will be constant: to equip students to look purposefully, critically, and contextually at images, mindful of the ways that meaning is produced and perceived.

 

ARTH 394 Parisian ART SEMINAR

Dr. Juliana Maxim, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

 

 

USD Program in Istanbul, Turkey

JULY 2008

ARTV 115 ISTANBUL: RECORDING THE CITY

Dr. Juliana Maxim, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

To record means to commit to memory. This class serves as an introduction to ways of observing, analyzing, chronicling visually, or otherwise set down in permanent form your experience of the city. Through drawing, visual observation, field analysis, measurements, etc., you will explore and closely study the major components of the urban fabric. The purpose of this course is to explore means of documenting the experience of the city, and to learn how to communicate, visually and in writing, your observations as well as your impressions and ideas about Istanbul spaces.

 

ARTH 338W BIOGRAPHIES OF WORLD CITIES: ISTANBUL

Dr. Can Bilsel, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Architecture + Art History

This course is an introductory survey of the urban and architectural history of Istanbul, from the capital of the Roman and Byzantine Empires (Constantinople), to its transformation to the capital of the Ottoman Empire in the 15th and 16th centuries. Ruled by a cosmopolitan elite, Ottoman Istanbul was home to Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities. Emphasis will also be given to the transformations of the city in modern times: its 18th and 19th century promenades, pleasure gardens, and the Bosphorous yalis, and its ever cosmopolitan and eclectic architecture. The remaking of the city under the Turkish Republic, and its present form as a global city of over 11 million inhabitants will also be studied. We will examine the historical, cultural and human geography that made the city the center of several world empires. Students will learn to read maps, identify the urban morphological traces that are left from earlier, archaeological and historical strata, and understand to interpret historical monuments as testimonies of past civilizations.

 

 

For more information, please contact Department Chair Can Bilsel.