HISTART 244 - Art of the American Century (1893-1968)
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This lecture/discussion class surveys art and the visual and material environment from the emergence of the United States as a world power in the 1890s to the questioning of the "American Way of Life" during the era of the Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. In lectures, discussion, and original hands-on-research, we will examine the work of such celebrated figures as Frank Lloyd Wright, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O'Keeffe, Isamu Noguchi, Edward Hopper, Walker Evans, and Diego Rivera, but also the culture of consumerism and emergent racial and ethnic identities in which they worked.

This class will include one mandatory field trip and one optional field trip with co-pays.

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HISTART 244 - Art of the American Century (1893-1968)
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
1Fr or So
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
electronic readings will be posted on CTools
1) The articles placed on electronic reserve (CTools) at the beginning of the semester will be a very important part of the class assignments. They will not be available in hardcopy. Please plan to read them! 2) Copies of the textbooks will be available on reserve in Shapiro Library. 3) If you're unable to find the recommended editions of the Pohl and Handlin textbooks it will be ok to substitute other editions BUT you'll need to figure out the appropriate page numbers of assignments on your own, since the readings indicated on the syllabus will be based on Pohl 1st edition and Handlin second edition. 4) Maranci's "Survival guide" is recommended for students who have not taken an art history class before.
ISBN: 0500283346
Framing America : a social history of American art, Author: Francis K. Pohl., Publisher: Thames & Hudson 2002
ISBN: 0130361380
Modern art in the USA : issues and controversies of the 20th century, Author: Patricia Hills., Publisher: Prentice Hall 2000
ISBN: 0500203733
American architecture, Author: David P. Handlin., Publisher: Thames and Hudson Rev. and e 2004
ISBN: 0131401971
A survival guide for art history students, Author: Christina Maranci., Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall 2005
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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