Bauhaus (HART 580)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
History of Art(HART)
3
10.00
Bratislav Pantelic -pantelic@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Seminar
Interactive,Learner centered,Discussion based learning,Case Study,Other
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CONTENT

For one extraordinary moment between the two world wars creativity was set free from social bonds and bold experimentation in the arts echoed revolutionary changes in technology and society. At the vanguard was Bauhaus, the school and movement that merged art, architecture, and design into a style free from the bonds of history and national boundaries. Bauhaus was truly an international art for a new age. This course looks at the key moments in the history of Bauhaus against the cultural and intellectual backdrop of interwar Europe and treats them within the wider context of modernism. It covers a variety of related art, architecture and design movements starting briefly with an overview of the origins of modernism in the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau and concluding with important movements such as Constructivism, Cubism, De Stijl, New Objectivity, Suprematism and Futurism.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon completion of this course students should:
1. understand the cultural developments that led to the development of modern art and design;
2. be acquainted with the art scene from the turn of the century to ca. 1945;
3. be able to evaluate works of modern art and design and identify them by author and style;
4. understand the aesthetics and representational practice of the Bauhaus school and related movements;
5. understand the creative process of artists and the artistic techniques employed.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 35
Participation 30

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Selected primary sources.