G. Maiorino 2:30-3:45 TR BH 315 *Satisfies COAS Requirements for AHLA* Topic: Neo-Mannerism and Postmodern Exhaustion This interdisciplinary course will focus on literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, and the history of ideas. The thematic focus of the course will be on the concept of exhaustion, as it found expression in the aesthetics of ruins, fragmentation, posthumousness, and the end of art. As formal expressions of such an artistic mindset, attention will be paid to the techniques of open-endedness, collage, pastiche, and bricolage. Among the writers and artists covered, will be Beckett, Giacometti, Pirandello, Borges, Calvino, Eco, Cioran, Barth, Jasper Johns, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Hans Hollein, Charles Moore, Bernard Tschumi, Gehry, and Isozaki. Attention will be paid to comparisons between pre-modern and post-modern, especially with regard to Mannerism and Neo- Mannerism.