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Perspectives on post-war practices 3A ( 6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL)



Caulfield Second semester 2006 (Day)

Synopsis: Looking across a broad range of mediums, including film and photography, students will examine the range of practices which erupted out of the postwar circumstances, through to the dissipation of modernism and the emergence of postmodernism. The influence of 'theory' and political ideology on practice and the objects and images of artists and designers. The challenge to the boundaries between high and low art, and art and design. The role and relationship of Australian art and design to these circumstances.

Objectives: On successful completion of this unit, student will: able to identify and understand the critical issues characterising postwar visual practice; able to identify and elaborate on the salient elements of postwar styles of art or design; able critically to evaluate postwar practices of art and design, and express relations between those practices and contemporary studio production; 4.have an understanding of the fundamental tenets of the theories and ideologies influencing postwar practices; 5.possess refined analytical and research skills enabling them to determine points of connection and divergence between the different discipline areas of art and design and historic and contemporary practices; able to articulate verbally and in writing a critical analysis of movements and visual images or objects.

Assessment: Short essay (1600 words) 40% + Long essay (2800 words) including class presentation 55% + Reader discussion 5%

Contact Hours: One lecture, one seminar and one tutorial hour per week

Prerequisites: A second year sequence in TAD units or permission for all other students.

Prohibitions: TAD2102, TAD2112, TAD3112