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Midterm Exam Notes - Art H 498 Midterm Exam 8:51:00 PM 1...

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Art H 498 – Midterm Exam 26/02/2008 21:51:00 1. State the thesis of the course.  How does Erich Consemuller’s photograph of a woman wearing an  Oscar Schlemmer mask and seated in Marcel Breuer’s tubular steel chair exemplify this thesis? The Bauhaus both masks and faces the shocks of modernity o Masks Photo literally masks wearer o Faces New women Little modesty Legs crossed – feminine calf Looking into camera (control) Women is “nestled in the center of the grid-like fabric of the network culture” Comfortable in seat o Documents what is coming out of the Bauhaus Chair, mask, fabric Illustrates how the Bauhaus faces the modern 2. Following Benjamin’s essay, describe the two forms of training that result from prolonged exposure to  media the more people are exposed to things, the more likely they will become memory, the more  likely they’ll become habit  o reception, process, storage
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Results in  o Critical action Positive Cultural evolution Break down and entertain possibilities o Social reproduction Negative Become numb, passive
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