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OSPFLOR 41: The Florentine Sketchbook: A Visual Arts Practicum

The ever-changing and multifaceted scene of contemporary art through visual and sensorial stimulation. How art is thought of and produced in Italy today. Hands-on experience. Sketching and exercises on-site at museums and exhibits, plus workshops on techniques. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Rossi, F. (PI)

OSPFLOR 69: Abstract Art: Creativity, Self-Expression and Depicting the Unimaginable

Overview of the birth and evolution of abstract art with visual background necessary to produce works of art free of a realistic representation. Movements and trends in abstract art; experimentation with different media and techniques.
Terms: Win | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Rossi, F. (PI)

OSPFLOR 71: A Studio with a View: Drawing, Painting and Informing your Aesthetic in Florence

Recent trends in art, current Italian artistic production, differences and the dialogue among visual arts. Events, schools, and movements of the 20th century. Theoretical background and practical training in various media. Work at the Stanford Center and on site at museums, exhibits, and out in the city armed with a sketchbook and camera. Emphasis is on drawing as the key to the visual arts. Workshops to master the techniques introduced. Limited enrollment.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Rossi, F. (PI)

OSPFLOR 77: The Convergence of the Arts and Sciences Since the Renaissance

The integration of scientific inquiry and artistic expression is widely considered to be a principal feature of the Renaissance. Anatomical drawing melded scientific and aesthetic goals. New astronomical and physical theories demanded novel means of representation and expression. Complex geometric proportions became integral to architecture, painting, and music. We will explore aesthetic, scientific, and perceptual principles that arose in 15th century Florence ¿ with particular focus on music, architecture, and the visual arts. Students' residency in Florence provides a distinct and unique opportunity to combine historical, cultural, and aesthetic perspectives on the arts and sciences. We will make full use of the city, with regular visits to museums and architectural landmarks, and attendance at concerts and performances. Students will conduct acoustic experiments to replicate and validate renaissance principles including the visual and musical representations developed by Galileo and Kepler. We will study basic perceptual principles in vision and audition as understood in Renaissance Italy and their neuro-scientific correlates as understood today.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-CE

OSPGEN 32: The Amsterdam Trans-Idiomatic Arts Practicum

Reflection on the difference between "home" and "away" through the prism of art. Review arts events throughout Amsterdam in varying media and create similarly varied original art projects in response. Lectures, discussion, "atelier laboratories," walking tours, and regional field trips. Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

OSPGEN 77: The Other France: Troubadours and the Politics of Cultural Heritage

The study of troubadours and medieval cultural heritage in southern France and northern Spain. Readings include troubadour poetry, histories of medieval France (Catharism and the Albigensian Crusade) and articles on modern interpretations of medieval culture. Meetings in Narbonne, France, with visit to sites associated with the troubadours in southern France and Catalonia, Spain.
Terms: Sum | Units: 2 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
Instructors: Galvez, M. (PI)

OSPMADRD 46: Drawing with Four Spanish Masters: Goya, Velazquez, Picasso and Dali

Approaches, techniques, and processes in drawing. Visits to Madrid museums to study paintings and drawings by Goya, Velázquez, Picasso, and Dalí and to explore the experience of drawing. Subject matter: the figure, still life, interiors, landscape, and non-representational drawing. No previous experience required. Enrollment limited.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

OSPPARIS 12: Paris Photography Workshop

Exploration of Paris through camera and lab techniques. Both theoretical and practical aspects of creative photography. Extensive field work. Students must bring camera or phone with camera. Enrollment limited. Taught in English.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

PWR 91CL: Intermediate Writing: Creative Inquiry: New Genres for Science Writing

Despite the widespread assumption that scientists are weak communicators, many of today¿s most celebrated essayists hail from backgrounds in the hard sciences. Physician, poet and essayist, Lewis Thomas inspires readers to delve into the etymology of scientific discovery, and, in doing so, prompts radical reconsiderations of the cultural significance of innovation. Similarly, neurologist and writer, Oliver Sacks¿ compassionate ruminations on mental disability advance fresh thinking on the nature of difference. Inversely, many essayists hailing from ¿fuzzy¿ backgrounds, deploy techniques usually associated with scientific observation to electrify their prose: To wit, the works of brilliant stylists like Annie Dillard, Chang-rae Lee, and Mark Doty are characterized by the kind of deep observation that underpins scientific inquiry. These writers, like scientists, are first and foremost good at really looking.

nnIn this course, we will delve into a fluid, yet rigorous, research process based on the art of observation. Each student will begin the quarter by posing a question of personal or professional significance about how some aspect of the natural, social, technological or cultural world works. Using these questions as a starting point, students will then design a research process to first complicate, and then perhaps also answer, their initial question. The end product of the inquiry will be a self-fashioned experimental essay that can engage a discerning public audience. This is the perfect class for techies, wonks, and data junkies who want to cultivate the poet¿s cherished sensibilities.
Last offered: Spring 2015 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE

PWR 91D: Intermediate Writing: Your American Life

In this course, you¿ll read and listen to some of the most moving and insightful pieces of the last decade, explore the important differences between print and oral storytelling, and then script and record your own full-length audio piece. Along the way, we will explore many craft elements that apply equally to print and audio pieces. You will learn, for example, how to organize your material, choose an effective structure, blend dramatization and reflection, ground insights in concrete scenes, create a strong narrative arc, and manage elements such as characterization, description, and dialogue. We will also, of course, explore craft elements unique to the audio form and you will learn how to use your voice and other sonic elements to craft the kind of piece you might hear on This American Life.nnThrough a special arrangement with the Stanford Storytelling Project, in the spring of 2012 this course will feature special sessions with prominent contributors to This American Life. n Prerequisite: first two levels of the writing requirement or equivalent transfer credit. For more information, see http://www.stanford.edu/dept/undergrad/cgi-bin/drupal_pwr/advanced_pwr.
Last offered: Autumn 2013 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE
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