Monash University Handbooks 2008

VAM4050 - Twentieth-Century Australian Modernism

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: TBA


Not offered in 2008


A study of the art and ideologies of modernism from federation to the 1960s. The different manifestations of modernism in Melbourne and Sydney. Special areas for attention include the identification of the contribution of Australian women, the influence of Aboriginal art and the iconography of the modern city, modernist photography and suburbia.


First seminar paper (2500 words): 25%
Second seminar paper (3000 words): 35%
Research essay (3500 words): 40%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

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