Sep 19, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LAPI 920 - Berlin: The 1920s

3 credits
The 20th century saw a cultural shift of nearly seismic proportions from communal sources of identity to an apparent freedom to invent the self, from work ethic to consumer values, from traditional word-based forms of expression to a visual culture. The artists and writers of Weimar, Germany were among the first to register these revolutionary social changes and to articulate the tensions they continue to generate. The course emphasizes film, photographic and graphic arts, and performance from Berlin. Examples include works by Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, and John Heartfield. The course connects the past to the present by comparing issue-based art of the 1920s with cultural critiques by contemporary media artists.

Prerequisites LACR*210

Student must have completed the 1st semester of their Sophomore year (45 credits).