Aesthetics FINAL Alternative
This alternative is ONLY
for those who have indicated to me that the AIC trip is not possible. Do
not choose this alternative without contacting me first!
Write a 2-3 page essay
on ONE of the following questions. Submit electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
by 1pm, Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
Write an essay on the conflicts
that can arise in the designing of holocaust memorials among survivors,
artists and governmental authorities. Focus on the issue of representing
the horror of the Holocaust. Use Young – AME 6&7 as well
as Koonz – Whose Shrine, Whose Memory? [handout] and Gombrich
– Artistic Representation. [handout].
Write an essay on the differences
in representing the destruction of the Holocaust with the issues in representing
the void left by the Holocaust. [Young-At Memory’s Edge]. Be sure
to cite specific memorials in each case [Warsaw -- Gerz/Hoheisel]
You may include discussion of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial if that helps
Young [In “At Memory’s
Edge”] refers to Bernstein’s statement that photography is always about
loss, about the absence of what was once real in front of the lens.
On p. 70 top Young discusses the role photography played in Shimon Attie’s
“The Writing on the Wall” [pp. 62-73] Write an essay about this quote,
Attie’s project and use Berger’s chapter 1 in “Ways of Seeing” to
help you explain what Attie was doing and what Bernstein meant.
There are two major themes that
can be drawn from the readings we have done on Japanese Aesthetics.
One has to do with the differences
between east and west on the relationship of human beings and nature [Parkes-web/Keane—Setting
The other on the eastern love
of the incomplete, the irregular and the old and worn [Parkes-web/Keene/Keane—Setting
Write an essay on one of these two themes