History of Photography, 1839 to the Present

Course Number: 
DOCST 303.01
Course Instructor: 
Patricia Bass
Smith Warehouse Bay 10, A266
Days and Times: 
WF 8:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.
Course Category: 
Course Type: 
ARTHIST 303.01
VMS 303.01
AMI 308.01
ICS 352.01

Major artists and movements in the history of the photographic medium, including visual and critical traditions inherited and manipulated by photographers, the ways photography participated in nineteenth- and twentieth-century art movements as well as documentation and social change, and critical photographic discourse throughout this period. Topics include the invention of photography, 'Art' photography and documentary photography in the nineteenth century, pictorialism, 'straight' and purist photography, photography and modernist art movements (dada, surrealism, Bauhaus, Russian avant-garde), twentieth-century documentary, and photography of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.