Fascism, Art, and Ideology

ARTHIST719S

A study of the cultural politics of European fascism, from its origins in the synthesis of nationalism and socialism before World War I, to its final eclipse in 1945. Analysis of art and architecture in Britain, France, Italy, and Germany in terms of contemporary debates over what constituted a fascist aesthetic. Consideration of the art and writing of the symbolists, futurists, vorticists, La Corbusier, German expressionists, and various German and Italian realists in light of theories of fascism. 3 units.