HISTART 210 - History of Photography
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
<50
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Photography has grown up with modern life: Making sense of its history requires an understanding of its broad social functions, its integration with everyday experience, and its complex relationships to the history of art and the history of modernity. This course surveys the history of photography from its public debut in 1839 to the present day, and introduces students to the tools needed to interpret its varied uses and meanings.

Photography comprises a wide range of technologies and cultural practices. The cultural significance of photographs has historically been centered in their persuasiveness as records, yet the medium has also served, from its inception, as a vehicle for fictions and fantasies. Tracing photography’s evolution as an art form while attending to its operation within fields like science, politics, sociology, journalism and medicine, we will open the persuasive nature of the photograph to closer scrutiny.

Students will learn to analyze photographs as pictures, to incorporate visual analysis within historical argument, and to approach the diversity of photographic production from a broad historical perspective. HISTART Concentration Distributions: D. Europe and the US, 4. Modern and Contemporary.

Textbooks/Other Materials: None, readings on Canvas

Course Requirements:

Attendance at Lecture and Section; class discussion; reading responses; midterm and take-home exams; visual analysis paper

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates

Class Format:

Lecture and Discussion Sections

HISTART 210 - History of Photography
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31443
Open
53
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
31444
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
31445
Open
6
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
31446
Open
17
 
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
31447
Open
10
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
31448
Open
12
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
31449
Open
8
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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