GERMAN 304 - Studies in German Culture
Winter 2017, Section 002 - Expressionist Art in Munich
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Meets 01/04/17 - 02/22/17. (Drop/Add deadline = 01/17/17.).
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will explore one of the most important episodes in the early history of modern art. We will view and interpret many separate works of art by Kandinsky, Marc and Klee, and we will devote special attention to the all-important blue rider almanac that appeared just before the outbreak of World War I.

We will also explore the challenging, avant-garde compositions of Arnold Schoenberg, who devised not one but two new systems of composition, and influenced profoundly the whole subsequent history of classical music. And finally we will devote as session to the Expressionist architect Rudolf Steiner, whose Second Goetheanum has been called “the most important building of the first half of the twentieth century.”

Theoretical writings by Kandinsky and others will also be included. This course will cover an important episode in some detail, but it will also provide a good foundation for understanding modern art as a whole.

Course Requirements:

One short paper (5-10 pages) on any aspect of the course, and/or a bluebook final. If both, your final grade will be the higher of the two.

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GERMAN 304 - Studies in German Culture
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This class will be offered on Tuesdays from 1/10/17 through 2/21/17.
002 (SEM)
 In Person
Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This class will be offered on Thursdays, starting 1/5/17 and ending on 2/16/17.
003 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: This class will be offered on Tuesdays, starting the week after spring break (from 3/7/17 until 4/18/17).
004 (SEM)
 In Person
M 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: This class will be offered on Mondays 3/6/17-4/17/17.

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