Aug 14, 2020
ART 2021 - History of Photography Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course surveys the works of artists throughout the world who have explored and defined the aesthetic boundaries of photography from the mediums invention to the present. The history of photography will be studied in terms of technological developments, social trends and personal expression. Lectures and reading assignments will focus on contextualizing photographs, in order to reveal their historic significance, content, and aesthetic form. Class discussions and writing assignments will introduce students to the basic methodological approaches to analyzing images.
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1021 with a grade of C or higher
- 19th Century Portraits
- Contemporary Uses
- Landscape and Architecture
- Objects and Events
- Photography and Art: The First Phase
- Photography and Modernism
- Photography and Print Media
- Social Documentary
- The Early Years: Technology
- War Photography
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- compare and contrast major branches of photography, such as photojournalism, artistic expression, social and political statements, architectural, documentary, and commercial.
- analyze photographs by individuals who have had a significant impact in the aesthetic trends of the medium as an art form.
- critique the cultural and historical impact of iconic photographs.
- evaluate the relationship between photography and other modes of distributing information concerning events that shape history.
- describe the interrelationship between the evolution of photographic images and the style of painting and sculpture.
- identify the significant people, technological developments, events, and social trends in the invention and development of photography.
- define terms in the vocabulary of photographic imaging and history.
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