History of Photography

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course intends:
- presenting to students pivotal trends of photography from origin to second half of Twentieth-Century, by comparing constantly it with other visual arts;
- giving to students methodological tools useful for a critical and philological research on photography, in order to understand specific features, affinities and differences to other medium;
- focusing on specific topics: analysis of "documentation" and "artistic creation" in photograpy;
- studying critical and theoretical sources as well as methods for history of photography, and institutions for preserving and promoting photographic heritage.
Expected learning outcomes
Expected learning outcomes (nuovo testo da inserire in W4)
- explain the main trends of photography in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century, focusing on different technical features, approaches and tendencies, and also on the most significant photographers, since the origins to "modernity", by comparing photography with other contemporary visual arts;
- analyze photos (technic, form, style), according to the specific cultural and historic context and by using an historic or critical method;
- apply different theoretical approaches and methods, getting a specific historiographical methodology to study photography as specific medium as well as within other visual arts.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

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Lesson period
Second semester
Unita' didattica A
L-ART/03 - HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours
Unita' didattica B
L-ART/03 - HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours