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ARHT6916 - American Art: Pollock to Warhol

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Roger Harold Benjamin

Description

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.


Assessments

1x1500wd class paper (30%), 1x2000wd essay (60%), participation (10%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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