Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016
ART 303 History of Photography
4 hours; 4 credits
A critical study of the history of photography from its beginning in the early 19th century through contemporary developments. Topics to be covered include the aesthetic relation of form and content, portraiture, the documentary and abstract approaches, and color photography. The primary emphasis will be on photography as an art, but emphasis will be given to the development of photographic equipment, materials, and techniques as they influence the art. Students will utilize slides and books to study the work of major artists. No previous study of photography is necessary.
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