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Modernism and visual challenge 2A ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)


Leader: Dr Daniel Palmer

Caulfield First semester 2005 (Day)

Synopsis: The discourses of European modernism and the salient tenets of its practice consolidated in the 1890-1945 period. The impact of technological developments including the development of new printing methods, photography and film. Expressionism, futurism, cubism, constructivism and suprematism, dada and surrealism, Bauhaus and De Stijl. The avant-garde as an agent of change and its influence in defining social, political and aesthetic roles for artists and designers.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, students will: able to identify the basic tenets of the major movements in art and design in the first half of the 20th century; 2.have an awareness of the major bodies of thought shaping the Western world during this period and an understanding of how these ideas may continue to influence their own practice; 3.possess refined analytical and research skills enabling them to determine points of connection and divergence between the products of artists and designers; able to identify the cultural and historical circumstances in which these products have been produced; 5.identify and understand the developments specific to the refinement of art and design practices during this period; 6.perceive the critical link between theory and practice.

Assessment: Short essay (1500 words) 40% + Long essay (2500 words) including class presentation 55% + Reader discussion 5%

Contact Hours: One lecture, one tutorial, and one seminar hour per week

Prerequisites: A first year sequence in TAD units for faculty course students or permission for all other students.

Prohibitions: TAD2111, TAD3101, TAD3111