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Lecture 5

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Department
Visual Culture and Communication
Course Code
VCC101H5
Professor
Amish Morrell

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May 25, 2010
VCC201 Lecture 5
CLASS NOTES
Four Images and get Four terms and talk about them
And short Multiple Choice section
Final test on the June 17th
Assignments need to be double-spaced
Only submit work online no hardcopies
Modernity, Spectatorship, Power and Knowledge
KEY CONCEPTS
Modernity
Innovation, fashion, progress
Opposed to idea of the classical, tradition, and antiquity
According to Marx, its a effect of capital accumulation
Its also a particular experience of time
And ultimately leading to a category of aesthetics
Emphasizes on rationality, quest for truth
Stages of Modernity
o12th century the idea of present as an irreversible break with the past
re[laces the idea of the old and the new existing in a cyclical relationship
oThe subsequent emergence of the information and the renaissance
designated antiquity to the pagan cultures of ancient Greece and denoted a
new period opposed to the medieval
o16th-7th century the reformation and the renaissance were recognized as
completed periods
oLate 17th century time took on a sense of expanding into an endless and
unlocation future and following Christianity the idea of time expanded in the
eternal. The industrial revolution and political revolutions (France, Russia)
wed modernity to the transformation for history and the modern comes to
increasingly describe social experiences
Modernism
The absolute sovereignty of modernism is ushered in around 1910 by a rupture with the
classical and traditional vocabulary ... The reign is consolidated after the world war 1
A response to modernity
In art a move towards abstraction
Expression of urbanisation, industrializations, and mechanization
Optimistic and anxious
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May 25, 2010 VCC201 Lecture 5 CLASS NOTES Four Images and get Four terms and talk about them And short Multiple Choice section Final test on the June 17th Assignments need to be double-spaced Only submit work online no hardcopies Modernity, Spectatorship, Power and Knowledge KEY CONCEPTS Modernity Innovation, fashion, progress Opposed to idea of the classical, tradition, and antiquity According to Marx, its a effect of capital accumulation Its also a particular experience of time And ultimately leading to a category of aesthetics Emphasizes on rationality, quest for truth Stages of Modernity o 12 century the idea of present as an irreversible break with the past re[laces the idea of the old and the new existing in a cyclical relationship o The subsequent emergence of the information and the renaissance designated antiquity to the pagan
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