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Art and the Age of Mass Media

Posted in PHOT 154 by Paul Turounet on July 23, 2010

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Chapter Summary Response

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  1. Identify the following images by name of artist or by title if name unknown.
  2. Identify the names of the mass market illustrated journals that proliferated throughout the following countries:  Germany (Berlin) | France | United States | Britain.
  3. What two technological improvements boosted the range of pictures that could be taken?  What was the phrase used to describe the work of a German photojournalist during this time?  What was the name of this photographer?  Specifically, what types of photographs did he take and how was he able to make his photographs?
  4. What did artists involved with the Dada movement envision their art would express and through the visual arts and performances, what did Dada artwork accentuate?  What was the key medium of the Berlin Dadaist’s and describe the process?  Though the origins of this process have been debated, name the two earliest Dada artists to use this process
  5. Who wrote the Surrealist Manifesto?  Define what Surrealism is, who’s theory is it indebted to and what did Surrealist’s advocate?  What is the name of the photographer who fastened on to “the role of spontaneous expression?” Define what he considered the “decisive moment:”
  6. Name the four photographers discussed that were members of the California Modern movement known as Group f.64.  What did the members of Group f.64 believe how Photography must develop as an art-form?  What did name of the group refer to?

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