HISTART 244 - Art of the American Century (1893-1968)
Section: 001
Term: FA 2010
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)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Coursepack Location:
A substantial part of the weekly readings will be available online only. Please consider investing in a printer or sharing printouts with classmates. The Maranci book is recommended mainly for students who have not taken an art history class before. Those who are rusty in American history or American studies will find it helpful to consult a basic US history textbook (one from high school will do; "Out of Many" by Faragher et al is a good college-level text to use). Single copies of all of these books will be available in University Reserves, Shapiro Library.
ISBN: 0500203733
American architecture, Author: David P. Handlin., Publisher: Thames and Hudson Rev. and e 2004
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0131401971
A survival guide for art history students, Author: Christina Maranci., Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall 2005
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0130361380
Modern art in the USA : issues and controversies of the 20th century, Author: Patricia Hills., Publisher: Prentice Hall 2000
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0500287155
Framing America, Author: Frances Pohl, Publisher: Thames and Hudson SECOND 2007
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