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AH3104   The Age of Klimt, Olbrich and Mucha

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm Mon (lecture) and either 9.00 am or 10.00 am Tue (seminar)

This module analyses the development of the central European variations of Art Nouveau known as the Secession Style. Focusing on the Austro-Hungarian empire (in particular the cities of Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Cracow), it examines the new art, architecture and design with regard to its aims and themes. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the artistic search for cultural identity, the state and contemporary society. Issues of nationalism and supranationalism will be analysed in the course of studying the work of the Vienna Secession and Wiener Werkstõtte, the G÷d÷llo colony, the Mßnes and Sztuka societies. Major figures include Klimt, Wagner, Hoffmann, Olbrich, Lechner, Mucha, Rippl-R¾nai and Wyspianski.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass AH2001 and pass AH2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture, 1 x 1-hour seminar (x 11 weeks), 2 x tutor's office hour (x 12 weeks), field trip - 8 hours

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 1 x Written Assignment to be agreed by the Board of Examiners


Module teaching staff: Dr J Howard