Modernity and Tradition

Module code: HA2218

This module examines art, design and visual culture in Western Europe from the mid-19th century to the Second World War, through the lens of ‘modernity’ and ‘tradition’. Through selected case studies, the module examines the relationships and tensions between new and old during this period, and scrutinises the extent to which ‘modernism’ can be considered as a break from the past.

Learning

  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 2 hours of fieldwork
  • 128 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Presentation (20%)
  • Essay, 2,000 words (80%)