|Semester and Year||SP 2014|
|Time||9:30 AM - 10:45 AM|
Open to Gallatin first-year students only.
Manifestos declare, publicly, a group or individual's aims and goals. The manifestos published by 20th-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 20th-century manifestos as a springboard, students study the interactions between art, technologies of representation (like photography), text, type, font, and graphic design throughout the 20th—and into the 21st—century. As well as writing essays responding to texts and images, students learn to conduct, evaluate, cite, and synthesize research, produce a research paper on a 20th-century aesthetic movement, and finally, write their own manifestos. Readings, which 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, André Breton, MaryAnn Caws, and Oswald de Andrade.
First-Year Program: Research Seminars (FIRST-UG)