REVIEW for Exam 1, Hist. 224 March 9 (Revision of May 9 morning, with student input at Review session, 4-5, March 8) Mon. March 20 . By I anticipate showing silent images of photos of individuals responding to museum displays, while some students finish up their exams. By we’ll talk. Class will go until .
There will not be any questions on the exam that are not on this review sheet. The exact wording might be improved some for the exam. There will be some choice among questions (at least 1 of 2 questions). Some questions will allow choice within of specific examples. There will be either 3 30-minute questions and 2 15-minute questions or 4 30-minute questions.
Hints: Use Hooper-Greenhill’s index to pull together all she says about Piero de’ Medici, Francesco I de Medici, Camillo, and some other topics mentioned for review.
Cite documents at back of Gabreille van Zuylen’s concise garden book; texts, as well as images, are evidence that support historical arguments.
Write well, supporting your points with detailed examples. Each paragraph should have l generalization (topical sentence) supported by specific examples. For the next generalization, start a new paragraph.
I. Present distinctive stages in the history of gardens (mainly from Gabrielle van Zuylen) Pick 3.
Roman gardens at villas (ancient
and replicas of ancient) and indebtness to
In texts, as well as in courtyards, either Islamic gardens or the Christian “enclosed garden.”
a Renaissance garden
Impact of Salomon de Caus,
Le Nôtre, and Le Brun on
You have become
familiar with the interpretation by Hooper-Greenhill (her first case-study) and
the interpretation by Horowitz of Piero de’ Medici’s
study in the
Compare and contrast the rooms called “studies” and collecting habits of two individuals of the Italian Renaissance (description of room, what room contained, functions of this room in relationship to other rooms in palace)
Piero de’ Medici in
Federico da Montefeltra in Urbino and Gubbio
Francesco I, de Medici
Tell me about the curiousity cabinet (or irrational cabinet, wunderkammer) particularly utilizing Hooper-Greenhill ch. 4 (entitled "The Irrational Cabinet"). Consider small cabinets that might rest on a table, large furniture cabinets that were a major focal point of a Renaissance room, as well as a much larger curiousity--either Camillo’s Memory Theatre (discussed in Hooper-Greenhilll and Mack) or the Pitti Palace Garden (mainly from slide lecture; do not pick Pitti if you pick it in another question)
Utilizing especially Hooper-Greenhill, chs. 5 & 6, tell me about the cabinet of the world. Consider the study of Francesco I de Medici, Quiccheberg’s classification system, the Schloss Ambras Kunstkammer and the Kunstkammer of Rudolf II at Prague Castle, and be sure to analyze the Repository of the Royal Society in England for its differences from previous collections and for its work on universal language schemes.
In ch. 7, Hooper-Greenhill focuses on the Louvre to show the emergence of the “disciplinary museum.” Some other scholars simply start their history of museums with the Louvre. Describe the characteristics of the “disciplinary museum” through the example of the Louvre.
IV. Argue with Hooper-Greenhill’s view that the
V. Either of the first 2 could be reduced to 2-3 examples for 15 minutes.
Discuss Mack, especially chs. 2-3, Discuss at least 3-4 distinctive examples of objects
Discuss Mack, especially ch. 4 and
ch. 5 and Getty Villa, Funerary monuments, at least 5
in all. Describe the funerary monuments to individuals. Consider ancient
VI. Either of these could be 15 minutes, by omitting
something from question. First is also a good topic for takehome after we have read more of
Explain the ritual character of the museum experience
VII What seem to be the organizing principles by which the current Getty Villa displays objects related to ancient women and objects related to ancient men? Document by citing at least 2 rooms on the second floor. Indicate some of the historical content that is taught in each room by a featured large item as well as at least l display cabinet.
Below not on first exam, but good topics to think about for possible takehome questions later in semester:
In class I showed images of a botanical garden, a library,
and an anatomy theatre in
Discuss the history of reading from scroll to codex to
printed book. What have you learned about the history of the book from
Oxy’s 16th and early 17th century books (including map books and
woodcuts)? From the decoration of Sixtus
V’s room in the
Consider “Assemblage, 1845.” What are the advantages
of displaying objects in one building from multiple civilizations? What are the
advantages of focusing a building on the display of one civilization at one
particular time? Yet, for a civilization like
Should objects that are “the best art” be separated for display from other objects?