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Academic Year 2005/2006
American Art in the Jazz Age
ARHA 371 FA
The American avant garde in the period between the two World Wars was both revolutionary and combative, determined to forge a radical style that was in tune with European innovations yet also clearly American. This
will examine the achievements of artists such as Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, and Georgia O'Keefe against the background of more conservative movements of the era--American
the colonial revival--as well as in light of the lively culture generated by bohemian writers, patrons, critics, and political activists.
Corn, THE GREAT AMERICAN THING
Zurier et al., METROPOLITAN LIVES
Davis, AN AMERICAN CENTURY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
A. Trachtenberg, READING AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHS
Greenough et al, MODERN ART AND AMERICA: ALFRED
STIEGLITZ AND HIS NEW YORK
several essays in: M. Doezma and E. Milroy, eds., READING AMERICAN ART
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
several short papers, 2 oral presentations, 1 final research paper.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
One or possibly two class trips to area museums are planned.
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