Art and the Environment
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Undergraduate Level 3
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- Domestic student fee:
- $795.00 (AUD)
- HECS student fee:
- $706.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,020.00 (AUD)
You will explore contemporary art practice from different international perspectives. You will examine assumptions in Western contemporary art practice and the relationship between research and practice. You will focus these studies on the history of representation of nature, the production of gardens and the responses to environments in different cultures. You will be introduced to the history of landscape painting and a history of gardens including Islamic and Zen Buddhist contexts. You will gain a broad introduction to many ideas relating to the natural environment and the way that culture has influenced the production of gardens, from the western ideal of the ‘Garden of Eden’ to contemporary gardens as cultural projects.
You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
You need a high level of proficiency in the English language and basic essay writing skills before you commence this unit.
At the completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- identify and question the assumptions underlying current and historical approaches to the issues dealt with in contemporary art practice
- compare and contrast differing cultural perspectives in contemporary art
- propose, test and evaluate ideas central to your own research interests
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||Nature and religion|
|2||Italian Renaissance in landscape art and gardens|
|3||French Classicism in landscape art and gardens|
|4||Nature and the picturesque|
|5||Nature and pleasure|
|6||Nature and national identity|
|7||Art and ecology|
|8||British environmental art|
|9||Art and gardens in the urban environment|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Resources and Links
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.
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This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture), Curtin University
- Certificate of Arts, Griffith University
- Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University
- Diploma of Arts, Griffith University
This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:
- Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
- In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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