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ARTH 04 — “A Room of One’s Own”: Houses and Mental Landscapes for Artists, Philosophers, and Writers

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jun 24—Aug 26
Time: 5:30—7:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jun 26
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $415
Instructor(s): Fabio Barry
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
 
Summer
Live Online(About Formats)
Thursdays
5:30—7:00 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Jun 24—Aug 26
10 weeks
Refund Date
Jun 26
1 Unit
Fees
$415
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Fabio Barry
Recording
Yes
Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
This course investigates homes, hideaways, studies, and studios that artists and thinkers have designed for themselves, from subconscious images of the self to knowing stages for the contemplative life: arenas of self-understanding, places from which to “come out of the closet,” even haunts in which to live out melancholy or rehearse for death. Our case studies date from antiquity to the present: from the studio-house of Sir Peter Paul Rubens to that of Kurt Schwitters; from the house-museum of Sir John Soane to the Vittoriale of Gabriele D’Annunzio; from the philosophical dwelling of the Emperor Hadrian to the hut of Martin Heidegger; from the worded self-scapes of Christine de Pizan to Virginia Woolf; and the symbiosis of painting and building in the works of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

FABIO BARRY
Assistant Professor of Art History, Stanford

Fabio Barry practiced as an architect before receiving a PhD in art history from Columbia. He is the author of Painting in Stone: Architecture and the Poetics of Marble from Antiquity to the Enlightenment. Barry received the 2008 Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize for his article “Walking on Water: Cosmic Floors in Antiquity and the Middle Ages," and he has taught at the University of St. Andrews.