Undergraduate Course: Postmodernism in Art: an Introduction (LLLA07058)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
Exploring artists┐ attempts to break away from the High Modernism of the1950s, this challenging course provides an overview of the diverse set of practices (including land art, pop art and conceptual art) that would displace many long held assumptions about the nature of art and become characteristic of postmodernism.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students will:
Gain understanding of the complex ideas relating to postmodernism through the study of key texts and works of art
Situate the movement within the developments of art in the twentieth century
Become familiar with the theories and ideas behind conceptual art
Understand the wider cultural reach of postmodernism, beyond the art world
Barthes, R.1968. The Death of the Author, in Image, Music, Text. Harper Collins, New York.
Barthes, R.1994. The Semantics of the Object, in The Semiotic Challenge. University of California Press.
Gablik, Susie.1984. Has Modernism Failed? Thames and Hudson, New York.
Greenburg, C. 1992. Modernist Painting, (in Art in Modern Culture Ed F. Frascina, J.Harris. Phaidon, London.
Lippard, L.1973. Six Years. Douglas Heubler, New York.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
|Course secretary||Mrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855