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ARTH 2264 American Modern: The Triumph of U.S. Art (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Americans began the twentieth century still looking to European leadership in art and politics. By mid-century, the United States became "the leader of the free world" and the center of the art world. This course traces the transformation of American art in the context of the changing political, social, and cultural environment of the twentieth century. Precisionist and Expressionist interpretations of the modern world, Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Op Art, Earthworks, Environmental Sculpture, and Neo-Expressionism will be viewed in relation to evolving political hegemony of the U.S., the relationship of individuals to society, growing commercialism, and environment.


Instructor(s): Judith Bookbinder

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13