Narratives of Modernity 1850s - 1940s - SAHT1101

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Download course outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Excluded: SAHT9203

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

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This course examines how art, design and media practices responded to the modernist notion of progress exemplified in technological change and urbanization and the consequences of social dislocation and mechanized war. Covering the period from the mid-19th Century to WW2, the course demonstrates the importance of an historical perspective to contemporary culture and society. Topics explored include the development of the moving image, ‘primitivism’ and utopias, international exhibitions, and changing attitudes to modern life expressed in painting, sculpture, photography, graphics and design.
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