The course examines the architecture of the twentieth century, in Europe and in the United States, highlighting the different modernities of the twentieth century: that linked to the avant-gardes but also that formed by the interweaving of relationships between regional traditions and new languages. The reforming policies of housing and urban planning and the importance of the emergence of reinforced concrete will also be analyzed. The course also deals with the crisis of the Modern Movement, to the point of mentioning the frontier themes of the last decade of the century.
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Mutuazione: 21002015 STORIA DELL'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA in Scienze dell'architettura L-17 COEN ESTER


A trajectory in the history of modern and contemporary art from the avant-garde forward through a choice of images that have meant or mean today, compared to the past, a different stylistic, iconographic or symbolic approach to representation.
Each four-hour lesson examines and analyzes a monographic theme originating from current events with references to artistic currents, the historical context, the world of collecting, techniques, aesthetic theories from the twentieth century onwards.

Core Documentation

One text among the following:

Giulio Carlo Argan, L’arte moderna 1770-1970; Achille Bonito Oliva, L’arte oltre il Duemila,
Sansoni, Firenze 2003
Giuliano Briganti, Carlo Bertelli, Antonio Giuliano, Storia dell'arte italiana. Vol. 4: Dal Romanticismo alle correnti contemporanea, Bruno Mondadori, Milano 1997
Werner Hofmann, I fondamenti dell'arte moderna, Donzelli, Roma 2003

Type of delivery of the course

didactic methods: traditional lesson with the teacher addressing the whole class, use of electronic devices for projection of films and documentaries.


For 75% of the duration of the course

Type of evaluation

platform: ZOOM https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4213421828?pwd=bmY4VW5tZUdPM2hNVGdxS2h2L0VTQT09 personal meeting ID: 4213421828 password: roma3 time for test: 15-20 minutes number of questions: the exam will be conducted in a discursive dialogue starting from a question where the candidate can choose the argument. During the following discussion other questions could follow up to a maximum of three. A general cognition of the history of contemporary art is requested and a knowledge of the texts indicated in the reading list.