Cubism and Culture

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Cubism and Culture.  Development of Cubism from its origins in Paris in 1907 to the movement's decline in the 1920's. Cubist aesthetics is contextualized in light of the cultural politics of the period. Topics may include tradition, primitivism, and anti-colonialism, anarchism and politics, approaches to collage, contemporary philosophy and science, and the role of gender in Cubist aesthetics.  One course.