Postgraduate Units of Study

ARHT6916 - American Art: Pollock to Warhol

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Roger Harold Benjamin


This unit will offer an intensive look at American art from the end of WWII to the close of the radical decade of the 1960s. With the rise of Jackson Pollock and other Abstract Expressionists, American art and the criticism of Clement Greenberg set the international art agenda. The crisis in formalism and the dissenting movements of Pop, Performance, Minimal and Conceptual art will be examined against the context of the 60s counterculture.


1x1000wd class paper (30%), 1x3000wd essay (60%), participation (10%)


1x2-hr seminar/week

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