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2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 295-04 - Special Topic: History and Theory of Photography

4 credits (Spring)
Since its invention in 1839, the medium of photography has spawned an enormous body of theoretical literature intended to describe the appearance, the meaning, and the consequences of the photographic image. This course surveys the chronological history of photography in Europe and America in tandem with readings in the theory of photography. Students will gain an understanding of both the artistic evolution of the medium as well as the critical discourse invented to account for its revolutionary identity.

Prerequisite: ART 103 .
Instructor: Knowles