Courses of Study 2023-2024 
    
    Feb 22, 2024  
Courses of Study 2023-2024
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ARTH 2500 - Introduction to the History of Photography

(crosslisted) VISST 2500  
(CA-AS, ALC-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

A. Moisey.

Provides a lecture survey of the history of photography over a course of two centuries. Starting with its invention in the 1830s, covers the subject topically and chronologically. During the nineteenth century, focus is on technical developments and on the complex relations that situate photography in relation to painting, portraiture, urban life, war, anthropology and ethnology, exploration and travel, and science and industry. Over the course of the twentieth century, photography is enriched by new developments: its use as a modernist and experimental art form, in social documentary and photojournalism, in propaganda, in advertising and fashion. In recent decades, photography has assumed a centrality in the practice of conceptual postmodern art, and is currently undergoing a major transformation in the age of digital media.



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