German Art And Architecture In The 20Th Century: 1933 To The Present

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

Survey and analysis of the most important trends in German art and architecture from the Third Reich to the present, presented within their respective historical contexts with special emphasis on the role of Berlin in this epoch of big changes and famous artists. Topics include intellectual, political and social aspects: art and architecture under National Socialism; division of the development of German art after 1945: GDR: Stalinism, Socialist Realism, and the later liberalization movement; FRG: abstraction, realism, and other concepts and tendencies of Western Modernism; phases of urban reconstruction in the East; international building exhibitions in West-Berlin (1957, 1987); art and architecture after German reunification – searching for identity in Germany; Berlin as the new capital of Germany: the face of the city at the turn of the century.