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AMICO Library Sample Assignments

AMICO has contracted with Peter Walsh to prepare a series of model assignments that draw on The AMICO Library and could be used by Professors and Teaching Assistants at subscribing AMICO Colleges and Universities. These are based on a review of the courses offered at those schools, and developed with an eye to identifying works from the collections of AMICO Members that would strengthen The AMICO Library if they were contributed.

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AMICO Model Assignments

New media, including The AMICO Library™, promises to make new ways to study and teach art history possible. The AMICO Library is a resource that goes beyond what has been available in the past with slide libraries and illustrated books. The AMICO Model Assignments have been designed to illustrate some of these new pathways to teaching and study. None of the assignments themselves are especially complicated technologically. Instead, they are designed to show how the technology of The AMICO Library can be used to develop new insights and teaching approaches to art and art history.

Range of Assignment Types

A few assignments require students to do original research on museum art objects of the highest quality and significance that they have not been exposed to in class, something facilitated by The AMICO Library. Other exercises expand on such traditional art history assignments as identification and compare and contrast. Some assignments were prepared for individual students to use on their own outside of regular lectures and classroom assignments

Flexible Content Structures

All of the exercises are designed to be flexible and adaptable to different situations and contexts. Some, for example, may be used with examples supplied from The AMICO Library, with other examples chosen by the instructor, or with images researched by the students. Others could be used by individual students, groups of students, or by the instructor in a class discussion.

Model Assignments

For Review Public
Western Art History (Assignments in other periods to come)
  Prehistoric Art
  Coming Soon      
Egyptian Art
  Coming Soon      
Ancient Near Eastern Art
  Coming Soon      
Aegean Art
  Coming Soon      
Greek Art
  Exercise in Classical Greek Art and Its Legacies I Essay  
Exercise in Ancient Greek Art Essay  
Exercise in Classical Greek Art Sculpture Essay  
Exercise in Greek Vase Painting Essay  
Case Study in Classical Art and Archaeology Essay  
Etruscan Art
  Coming Soon      
Roman Art
  Coming Soon      
Early Christian and Byzantine Art
  Coming Soon      
Early Medieval Art
  Coming Soon      
Romanesque Art
  Coming Soon      
Gothic Art
  Coming Soon      
Early Renaissance Art in Italy
  Coming Soon      
High Renaissance Art in Italy
  Coming Soon      
Mannerism and Late Renaissance Art
  Coming Soon      
Late Gothic Art
  Coming Soon      
Renaissance Art in Northern Europe
  Coming Soon      
The Baroque in Italy and Spain
  The AMICO Portfolio of Baroque Art of Italy and Spain    
Exercise in Baroque Art and Architecture in Rome: A Letter Home Writing  
The Baroque in Flanders and Holland
  Coming Soon      
The Baroque in France and England
  Coming Soon      
Rococo Art
  Coming Soon      
19th-Century Art: Neoclassicism to Romanticism
  Coming Soon      
19th-Century Art: Realism to Impressionism
  Coming Soon      
19th-Century Art: Post-Impressionism and Symbolism
  Coming Soon      
20th-Century Art
  Coming Soon      
Modern and 20th-Century Art and Design 1880-1945
  Review Set for Modern Art, 1880-1945 (10 Exercises) Multiple Choice  
20th-Century Art and Design 1945-2000
  Coming Soon      
Contemporary Art
  Coming Soon      
Monographic Studies
  Coming Soon      
Individual Media Studies
  Case Study Exercise in Old Master Prints
   (Instructor's Guide)
Exercise in American Decorative Arts Comparison  
National and Regional Schools
  Group Curatorial Exercise for American Art, 1600-2000      
Western Art Survey
  Coming Soon      
World Art Survey/Art Appreciation
  Case Study Exercise in Artistic Theme Curatorial  
Art of Other Cultures
  East Asian Art
  Coming Soon      
South Asian Art
  Coming Soon      
Art of Islamic Cultures
  Coming Soon      
Art of Buddhist Cultures
  Coming Soon      
Oceanic Art
  Coming Soon      
Art of Sub-Saharan Cultures in Africa
  Coming Soon      
Art of South American Cultures before 1500
  Coming Soon      
Art of North American Cultures before 1600
  Coming Soon      
Other Areas of Study
  Gender Studies
  Coming Soon      
Multicultural Studies
  Coming Soon      
Critical Studies
  Coming Soon      
Studio Art
  Exercise in Computer-Aided Design I Studio  
Execise in Studio Art Studio  
Exercise in Graphic Design Studio  
Art Therapy
  Coming Soon      
Printing Management & Sciences
  Color in Art and Its Reproduction (PDF)
Contributed by Robert Chung, Rochester Institute of Technology
Museum and Curatorial Studies
  Exercise in Reproduction Rights Research I Research  

Survey of Courses Offered

AMICO made a study of teaching at subscribing institutions in the fall of 2000 as background to the Model Assignments.

  • Survey of AMICO Library Subscribers by type of institution and courses ( .PDF)
  • Additional chart relating to the survey (.PDF )

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