NYU Steinhardt

The History of 19th Century Photography

  • Course Number: ARTCR-GE 2111
  • Hours: 40
  • Units: 4
  • Description: A theoretical & historical analysis of photography from its inception in 1824 to its emergence as an acknowledged art form at the turn of the century. The evolution of the photographic process & materials, its use within the culture, its serious recognition & study, and the pervasive effects of the photographic image are examined. Works by recognized photographers & unknown artists are viewed as contributions to the making of photographic history.
  • Old Course Number: E94.2111