Prof. James R. Beniger
e-mail: beniger@usc.edu

 
Beginning in the 1840s, the invention of photography shook classical conceptions of art as the imitation of nature, thereby encouraging the birth of the avant-garde and--with it--the spirit of modernism. In this project, we examine the nature of art in the context of modernism's rise and fall.

 

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