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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF2003 The New York School

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Joanne Crawford
Email: j.s.crawford@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must have completed at least 20 credits from the following list of modules:ARTF1045, ARTF1046, ARTF1041, ARTF1042 or ARTF2000

Pre-requisites

ARTF1041Museum/Country House Studies 1
ARTF1042Museum/Country House Studies 2
ARTF1045A Story of Art I
ARTF1046A Story of Art 2
ARTF2000Stories of Art:An Introduction

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

PRE-REQUISITES: Students wishing to take this module as an elective must have completed at least 20 credits from the following modules: ARTF1045, ARTF1046, ARTF1041, ARTF1042 or ARTF2000The New York School module aims to examine aspects of the shift of the metropolitan centre of the avant garde from Paris to New York at the end of the 1930s, the art and art criticism associated with it, and the ways that art and art criticism was developed, contradicted and transcended in the post war period 1947-1958/9. Artists considered will include Pollock, Rothko and Newman, through to Rauschenberg, Johns, Rivers, Kaprow and Stella. The idea of the Cold War, contemporary politics, formalist theory and contemporary debates on the nature of 'American Art' will provide the context for the understanding of the practices and reception of such artists.Assessment: 1 x 1 hour exam (50%) and 1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay (50%)

Objectives

On completion of this module, students will be able to understand and analyse the critical themes and issues which follow through Modernist art practices and criticisms into those of postmodernism. Students will also comprehend the wider social, cultural and historical contexts within which such criticisms and practices took place and developed.

Skills outcomes
Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument.
Use of audio visual aids
Participation in group discussions
Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of historical, contextual visual information
Using bibliographies and databases


Syllabus

This module continues the themes examined in Archeology of the Modern I by examining certain aspects of the shift of the metropolitan centre of the avant-garder from Paris to New York at the end of the 1930s, the art and art criticism associated with it, and the ways that art and art criticism was developed, contradicted and transcended in the second half of the twentieth century in the transition from Modernism to Postmodernism. The work of Pollock, Rauschenberg, Johns, Louis, Noland, Stella, Kaprow, Andre and Warhol will be considered in depth in order to facilitate the student's understanding of the corrolation between the understanding and appreciating of Modern art and the wider social, political and economic contexts within which such work was produced. Following on from this, students will be encouraged to critically appraise and articulate the connections, contradictions and continuations between the Modernist art criticisms and practices associated with the New York School, and those of the Postmodernist artists and theorists.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminar112.0022.00
Private study hours178.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

178 hours - class/essay/presentation/exam preparation and further reading

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- attendance at seminars
- registers taken
- presentation
- contribution to class discussions

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay or critical exercise50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 12/01/2010

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