Documents of the History of Art

Module code: HA2219 

This module will introduce you to a range of art historical documents, from artist’s notes, sketches, diaries and letters, to biographical accounts and avant-garde manifestoes. You will learn how to engage with, and interpret these documents critically and productively, assessing their terminology, values, agenda and audience address.


  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 130 hours of guided independent study

Assessment Methods

  • Analysis of primary document information content and value (100%)