Early 20th Century German Art and Architecture: 1900-1933

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Art History
Terms offered: 
Fall
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
German
Description: 

Survey and analysis of the most important trends in German art and architecture from the turn of the century to the beginning of the dictatorship of Nazis. All trends are presented within their respective historical context – special emphasis is put on the role of Berlin in this century of fascinating turns and famous artists. The following topics are discussed in class: Jugendstil, Expressionism, Dada, Neue Sachlichkeit, Sociocritical Realism, Bauhaus, Neues Bauen. Intellectual, political, and social aspects are included in the discussion, and federal structures and European influences are also taken into consideration.