GERMAN 304 - Studies in German Culture
Section: 002 Expressionist Art in Munich
Term: WN 2019
Subject: German (GERMAN)
Department: LSA Germanic Languages & Literatures
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Meets 03/11/19 - 04/23/19. (Drop/Add deadline=03/25/19.).
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Taught in English.
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This course will explore one of the most important episodes in the early history of modern art. We will view and interpret many separate works of art by Kandinsky, Marc and Klee, and we will devote special attention to the all-important blue rider almanac that appeared just before the outbreak of World War I.

We will also explore the challenging, avant-garde compositions of Arnold Schoenberg, who devised not one but two new systems of composition, and influenced profoundly the whole subsequent history of classical music. And finally we will devote as session to the Expressionist architect Rudolf Steiner, whose Second Goetheanum has been called “the most important building of the first half of the twentieth century.”

Theoretical writings by Kandinsky and others will also be included. This course will cover an important episode in some detail, but it will also provide a good foundation for understanding modern art as a whole.

Course Requirements:

One short paper (5-10 pages) on any aspect of the course, and/or a bluebook final. If both, your final grade will be the higher of the two.

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GERMAN 304 - Studies in German Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets on the following Wednesdays: 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20.
002 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets on the following Wednesdays: 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 (note that the first meeting is before spring break).
003 (SEM)
M 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: Meets on the following Mondays: 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22.
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ISBN: 9780878467006
The Blaue Reiter almanac, Publisher: MFA Publications 2005
ISBN: 9780486234113
Concerning the spiritual in art, Author: Kandinskij, Vasilij Vasil'evic (1866-1944)., Publisher: Dover Publications 2017
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