HISTART 489 - Special Topics in Art and Culture
Section: 001 The Avant-Gardes in East and West
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course surveys the historical avant-gardes of the early twentieth century, presenting them as a rich interconnected network that encompassed East and West. Italian Futurism, German Dadaism, French Surrealism and their impact on East-European avant-gardes will be discussed in detail; in turn, the impact of Soviet Constructivism and Czech Surrealism will be examined. Special issues will include the role of language, new mass media and technology. Other topics include the women artists of the avant-garde, manifesto as a genre, New Typography, and the avant-garde conception of the book. Avant-gardes and interwar politics will be a constant theme. Students are encouraged to propose additional topics; a class presentation and a final paper are expected.

Course Requirements:

Class participation, brief class presentations, and a final paper will be required.

HISTART 489 - Special Topics in Art and Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
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31337
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
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31338
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
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31339
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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