ARTH 221 Fall 2014 History of Photography

This lecture course will examine the history of photography from its beginnings in the 1830s to the present, from the first grainy black and white images to the work of contemporary artists using cutting-edge photographic technologies. We will examine photographs used for documentary, scientific, and aesthetic purposes, and we will trace the medium's emergence and acceptance as a fine art. We will also explore photography's physical and conceptual characteristics as a medium, paying particular attention to its uniquely intimate and frequently contested relationship to "the real." By the end of the course, students will have a broad understanding of photography as a unique medium within the history of art and knowledge of the theoretical frameworks that developed alongside that history.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: one short paper, a 6-8 page paper, mid-term, and final exam
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
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Prerequisites: none
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 1996
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ARTH 221 - 01 (F) LEC History of Photography Division 1: Languages and the Arts Catherine N. Howe
MW 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Lawrence 003 1996
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