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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
  Dec 12, 2017
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HART486 Seminar: Topics in Modern Art 3 cr.

Photographic technologies and modernism in the 1920s and 30s. During the years between the end of World War 1 and the beginning of World War II, avant-garde groups and modern artists, theorists and critics, eagerly explored the artistic and cultural promises of photography and film for a new vision of art. Their accomplishments and ideas continue to inspire and influence artists in the twenty-first century. In this course we will study European (mostly) and American developments, ranging from Constructivism and the Bauhaus, Brancusi’s use of photography, Surrealism, the Film and Photo League, and the writings of Walter Benjamin and Siegfried Kracauer. Students will write research papers and give presentations on their work to the class.

Prerequisites: HART100 and any 200 or 300 level HART course

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