Design Studies: TBA
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Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Art and Design History and Theory
Department: Art and Design History
Course Number: PLDS 3515
Course Format: Lecture
Location: Paris campus
Permission Required: No
Students will become familiar with core examples of art objects and texts that were created in Paris between 1870 and 1920. Students will examine the crucial role of these images and objects towards the formation of an interdisciplinary history of art and design. Through readings, class discussions, writing assignments and museum visits, students will explore the following questions: What role did broader visual culture play in the art economy of turn of the 20th century Paris? How can we incorporate art theory and social sciences into our understanding of the production of material culture? How did the avant-gardes redefine art movements and the role of the artist? Students will further develop their critical understanding of these questions through the exploration of various topics connected to the history of art. Issues to be addressed will include: Symbolism and the fin-de-siècle aesthetic in Paris; Art Nouveau to Art Deco; art and social change; and the avant-garde and modernity.
Open to Undergraduate students.
Open to Paris students.