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Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2007/08
01FRGEN, 01FRGAI, 01FRGAJ
History of contemporary architecture I
1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Graphic And Virtual Design - Torino
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1st degree and Bachelor-level of the Bologna process in Industrial Design - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Pedretti Bruno ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     60 20 0 0 6
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/18 4 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Objectives of the course
This course focuses on artistic phenomena from the second half of the XIX century to the present day, analysed in order to understand the widespread contemporary sestheticism. Students will elaborate cricitcal opinions on different kinds of art and on the system of aesthetical values of today.
Expected skills
This course wants to bring students nearer to contemporary themes, such as the "civiltÓ dell'immagine" (image civilization). Main phenomena of contemporary art are studied, together with some specific critical problems.
Syllabus
Main basic topics are:

. XIX century revolution: from Realism to Impressionism, from Expo to Arts&Crafts;

. Historical avant-gardes: Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism, Expressionism, Surrealism, etc;

. The second after war period: between neo avant-gardes and pop culture;


Critical problems concern folllowing topics:

. The apotheosis of contemporary artist;

. Transformation of techniques and artistic genders;

. Art politicization and aesthetic life

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2008/09
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