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1. What is the so-called “Machine Age”? How was it associated with alienation? Describe some works by Demuth and Stella that illustrate the qualities of the machine age.
Comment on how this alienation permeates the other arts as it does early twentieth century culture in general.
2. What are the qualities or characteristics of jazz that make it a unique form of self- expression? Are there parallels with other art forms? What do you think the musical freedom of improvisation has to do with the historical events during the time when jazz was developed?
3. Compare and contrast the Eiffel Tower and the Chrysler Building. In what ways do the skyscrapers symbolize both New York City and the United States in the first decades of the twentieth century?