The survey course examines the role of international and Australian art and design in relation to society and the initial changes wrought by a rising middle class as modern social structures shifted and new markets emerged from the second wave of the industrial revolution in the mid-nineteenth century. As well as paying attention to one medium, students are invited to assess the integration of art, design, architecture and the decorative arts. Attention is paid to the design reformist and Arts and Crafts movements in England and America and the Art Nouveau movements across Europe and Australia to the rise of international modernism, post-war design and Pop and Postmodern art and design in the second half of the twentieth century. Students may wish to engage with the changing meaning of craft in the so-called global society at the turn of the new millennium.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Students will achieve the ability to identify major art and
design movements of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries and
- to objectify their appreciation of these through an analytic and
evaluative assessment of each movement in relation to the social context of the
will develop further skills in research and writing and become familiar with
key terms and concepts from art and design history of the modern and postmodern
1,500 word tutorial paper (30%), (outcomes 2, 3)
2,500 word essay (50%) and (outcomes 1, 2, 3)Image test (20%).(outcomes 1, 2)
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20 hours of lectures (2 hours each week), and a one hour weekly tutorial. Attendance on Campus, but some tutorials may be held at the National Gallery of Australia.
Students are expected to complete an average of 5 hours per week outside of these contact hours.
Requisite and Incompatibility
- Arnason, H H, History of Modern Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture and Photography, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2004.
- Bogle, Michael, Design in Australia: 1870-1970, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1996.
- Demsey, A. Styles, Schools and Movements: An Encyclopedic Guide to Modern Art, Thames and Hudson, London, 2002.
- Sparke, Penny, Design in Context, Bloomsbury, London, 1991.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9401||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person||N/A|