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MIT 4.602 , Modern Art and Mass Culture (HASS-D) Spring 2004 Professor Caroline A. Jones Lecture Notes History, Theory and Criticism Section, Department of Architecture Week 14, Review A structure of relationships for the discussion of course themes Relations of art and artist. ... 1) to medium 2) to interpretation (and the systems of interpretation called “the art world” 3) to society (and its spawn, mass culture) 4) to the means of production Modern ca. 1850-1950 1) an extreme consciousness of medium, a desire for medium-specificity or genre purity (painting should be about painting, sculpture about sculpture. .. “Art for art’s sake”) “Flatness and the delimitation of flatness” (Greenberg) At the edge of the modern, always: the photograph, the film, the television 2) a belief in depth models of interpretation, e.g., there is a secret unconscious (Freud), there is a secret class ideology (Marx), there is a secret selfishness of capital (Horkheimer and Adorno). .. the role of the critic/ art historian is to plumb these depths
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course ARCHITECTU 4.602 taught by Professor Prof.carolinejones during the Spring '04 term at MIT.

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