HIST06012 2012 Visual and Material Culture 3 Modernism and Postmodernism
Visual and Material Culture 3 addresses the broad issues relating to the contextualisation of the Modernist Project and the emergence of Postmodernism. The dramatic social, cultural and aesthetic changes, informed by accelerated technology form the basis of investigation of Modernist ideas and principles. Postmodern ideologies and the theoretical framework that supports the production of art , design and material culture will be vigorously interrogated though an evaluation of Modernist and Postmodern theories and practices.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Identify the major themes and issues that inform Modernism and Postmodernism.
Research and assess the social and cultural context of art and design production.
Evaluate the theoretical framework that underpins Modernist and Postmodernist art and design practice.
Analyse, texts, documents and bodies of work that support the study of Modernism and Postmodernism.
Critically communicate ideas and findings through written submissions, peer-led seminars and presentations.
Module Assessment Strategies
Assignments and coursework willl be assessed using the following criteria:
The assessment strategy focuses on the student's evaluation of Visual and Material Culture in context through:
- Application of Visual Research Methodologies
- Written submissions
- Presentation, peer-led seminars
- Discipline-based research
- Interaction with studio practice
Module Outline-Core Lecture Series:
- Modernist Theories, Manifestos and Utopian Vsions; Art, Design and the Machine
- Art, Design, Spirituality and the Self
- Post War/Cold War themes and issues
- Production, Consumption and Popular Culture
- Postmodern Theories and Practices
- Processes,New Media and Photography
- Research methodologies
- Textual Analysis
- Contextual Studies
- Approaches to Critical Writing
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Essay Document-based Research||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||Week 6||1,2,3,4,5|
|2||Essay Critical Text Analysis||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||60 %||Week 12||1,2,3,4,5|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Lecture||Lecture Theatre||Core Lectures||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Seminar||Flat Classroom||Contextual Studies||2||Weekly||2.00|
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Chipp, Herschel B. (1968) Theories of Modern Art, University of California Press.
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Frascina, F. and Harrison, C., eds. (1982) Modern Art and Modernism: A Critical Anthology.
Harrison & Wood, (1996) Art in Theory, 1900-1990: An Anthology of Changing Ideas, Blackwell.
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Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss, Yve-Alain Bois, and Benjamin H. D. Bucholch, (2005) Art Since 1900: Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism, Thames and Hudson.
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