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Abstract Sculpture, Objective Art and Social Subject______________________Western Civilization

Architecture___________________________________________________________________________________

1.  Julia Morgan, Front entrance, La Casa Grande, San Simeon,

           California.  1922-26

           a.   One of the first women to sustain a productive architectural practice in U.S.

             b.   Client, newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst

2.  Reinhard & Hofmeister; Corbett Harrison, & MacMurray;

    Hood & Fouilhoux, Rockefeller Center, New York. 1931-39

            a.   A constructive approach to improving the city

Abstract Sculpture______________________________________________________________________________

3.  Jacques Lipchitz, Bather, 1917.

Bronze, 35” x 13” x 13”.

 a.   Spatial feeling of Analytical Cubism

 b.   Cibic volumes and planes, no single point of view

4.  Aleksandr Archipenko, Woman Combing Her Hair, 1915.

Bronze, approx. 13 ¾” high.

   a.  Piercing of the mass

5.   Julio Gonzalez, Woman Combing Her Hair, c. 1930-1933.

Iron, 57” high.

     a.  New materials and methods

     b.  Constructed or “direct” shapes

6.  Mask, Fang peoples

      a.  A native tradition

7.  Amedeo Modigliani, Head, c. 1913.

Stone 24 ¾” high.

      a.  Adaption of African mode of representation

   Objective Art and Social Subject________________________________________________________________________                                 

8.   Jean Eugene Auguste Atget, Avenue de Gobelins,

Paris, 1925.

a.  French photographer, praised by Surrealists

b.  Strangeness in the everyday

9.   Alfred Stieglitz, The Steerage, 1907.

       a.     Stressed “straight” untouched photography

       b.     First documentary photo to reach level of

conscious art in America

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