Module Identifier AH10220  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mrs Moira Vincentelli  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Professor John Harvey, Mr Simon Pierse, Mr Christopher Webster, Mr Robert Meyrick  
Pre-Requisite Normally A level in Art or Art History.  
Course delivery Lecture   24 Hours  
  Seminars / Tutorials   12 Hours  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   70%  
  Essay   2 Essays or Project.   30%  
Further details  

Brief description
The first part of this module aims to introduce students to the concepts of Modernism and the major movements in art and design in the century. The second part will take these ideas forward and examine in more detail the social and historical context of visual culture in Britain, including the related practices of painting, sculpture, printmaking, craft, design, and photography. This module should enable students to look critically at the ways histories of modernism and the concept of the avant-garde have been constructed through the production of art, through exhibitions and through critical and historical writing. It will provide students with examples of different methodologies used in the study of visual culture in more recently developed fields such as photography, craft, and design history. Throughout the students will be encouraged to consider different approaches to writing about art and design through an examination of academic journals, critical writing in art magazines and newspaper reviews.