This course explores the interactions between the arts, advertising, media, and lifestyle and cultural trends in contemporary American society. Familiarity will be gained with the various art forms and their relationship to mass media, personal and professional life, and in particular to how they contribute to the current conception of fine art and popular culture. Students are asked to examine current trends and cultural changes, assessing both the role the arts have played in creating them and the influence these cultural trends have on art itself.
Trace the development of the American industrial-commercial financial complex.
Examine the relationship between industry, technology, and architecture.
Describe the evolution of architectural styles.
Documenting the Huddled Masses - Photography in America
Describe the ascendancy of photography as fine art.
Examine the influence of photography on American culture.
Sculpture and the Individual in Society
Describe the relationship between cultural diversity and American sculpture.
Discuss the development of sculpture in the 20th century.
Painting in Transition
Examine the effects of social injustic on American art.
Explain how world events led to radical changes in art.
Elaborate on the relationship between art and popular culture.
The Ascendancy of Modern American Art and Culture
Describe the relationship between art and culture.
Describe the influence of modern technology on art.
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