Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Introduction to modernism and historical avant-garde of early 20th century, tracing in detail emergence of Dada avant-garde in its various geographical locales during and after World War I. Visual art, literature, film, and performance addressed, with special attention to invention of series of avant-garde strategies crucial to Dada: ready-made, chance procedures, mechanical drawing, and photomontage. Concurrently scheduled with course C229B. P/NP or letter grading.
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