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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
CAS
6290
The Object its Public Space
The Object its Public Space
Summer 2017
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Objects exist in ritual, exhibitionary, civic, and domestic spaces. Drawing on theories of space developed in anthropology, semiotics, performance studies, urban studies, and museum studies, this course explores how spaces shape the meaning, value and power of objects and how objects transform the spaces they inhabit. Roland Barthes' ground-breaking semiotic analyses of objects, Carol Duncan's Civilizing Rituals: Inside Public Art Museums, and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett's extensive writings on display as performance provide key readings. At times this course may be cross-tallied at the undergraduate level as CAS 4290. Students wishing to pursue undergraduate credit should register for the undergraduate section.

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