|Semester and Year||SP 2012|
|Time||9:30 AM - 10:45 AM|
Manifestos declare, publicly, a group or individual's aims and goals. The manifestos published by twentieth-century aesthetic movements often acknowledge, graphically, that words are also material, textual, and aesthetic objects, and their shape, font, and arrangement on the page can also contain (and produce) meaning. Using, twentieth-century manifestos as a springboard, students will study the interactions between art, technologies of representation (like photography), text, type, font, and graphic design throughout the twentieth-- and into the twenty-first -- century. As well as writing essays responding to texts and images, students will learn to conduct, evaluate, cite, and synthesize research, produce a research paper on a twentieth-century aesthetic movement, and finally, write their own manifestos. Readings, which will delve into art history and critical theory as well as manifestos, may include Roland Barthes,Vicente Huidobro, Gertrude Stein, Kathleen Hanna, Wyndham Lewis, Ezra Pound, Andre Breton, MaryAnn Caws, and Oswald de Andrade.
First-Year Program: Research Seminars (FIRST-UG)