VV042 History of Photography

Faculty of Informatics
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jiří Víšek (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jiří Víšek
Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Contact Person: MgA. Helena Lukášová, ArtD.
Supplier department: Department of Visual Computing - Faculty of Informatics
Timetable
Mon 17. 2. to Fri 15. 5. Mon 18:00–19:50 C416
Prerequisites
The course targets Graphic Design and Multimedia students interested in photography, also for other students of Faculty of Informatics and Masaryk’s University
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 80 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 15/80, only registered: 0/80, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/80
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Brief summary of the history of photography from the beginning up to the present. By the end of the course, the student will be able to write an essay on an established photographer, and to use the information about the creative process of a known photographer for his/her own photography work.
Learning outcomes
Student will gain knowledge about the history of photography from its beginning till contemporary photography, will be oriented in the variuos themes of the disciplin, also will be informed about the optical and technical development.
Syllabus
  • Photography as a visual art.
  • Photographic terminology.
  • Photographic genres and themes.
  • Origins of photography.
  • Portrait photographers of 19th century
  • Pictorialism.
  • Birth of modern photography in U.S.A., Germany and Czech.
  • Photography between the wars; avant-garde photography.
  • Landscape photography.
  • Documentary and social documentary photography at the turn of 19th and 20th century.
  • War photography.
  • Czech humanistic photography.
  • Fashion and commercial photography.
  • Current trends worldwide, current trends in Czech photography.
Literature
  • BIRGUS, Vladimír and Miroslav VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ. Czech photography of the 1990s (Souběž.) : Česká fotografie 90. let. info
  • SILVERIO, Robert. Postmoderní fotografie : fotografie jako umění na konci dvacátého století. 1. vyd. Praha: Akademie múzických umění, Fakulta filmová a televizní, Katedra fotografie, 2007. 146 s. ISBN 9788073310837. info
  • Šestka : šest českých fotografických škol = Six : six Czech schools of photography : Pražský dům fotografie 26.10.2006-8.4.2007. Edited by Eva Marlene Hodek. Praha: Pražský dům fotografie, 2006. 275 s. ISBN 8090387209. info
  • Unknown Josef Sudek :vintage prints 1918-1942. Edited by Antonín Dufek, Photo by Josef Sudek. V Brně: Moravská galerie, 2006. 127 s. ISBN 8086970221. info
  • Story of a modern medium :Czech photography 1840-1950. Edited by Jaroslav Anděl. Praha: Kant, 2004. 94 s. ISBN 80-86217-66-3. info
  • RÖSSLER, Jaroslav. Jaroslav Rössler : fotografie, koláže, kresby. Edited by Vladimír Birgus - Jan Mlčoch. Praha: Kant, 2003. 151 s. ISBN 8086217485. info
  • Fotografie 20. století : Museum Ludwig v Kolíně nad Rýnem. Translated by Xenie Klepikovová. Praha: Slovart, 2002. 191 s. ISBN 3822817570. info
  • BIRGUS, Vladimír and Pavel SCHEUFLER. Fotografie v českých zemích 1839-1999 : chronologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 1999. 215 s. ISBN 8071699020. info
  • BIRGUS, Vladimír and Miroslav VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ. Czech photography of the 1990s. Praha: Kant, 1998. 205 s. ISBN 80-86217-00-0. info
  • PRIMUS, Zdenek. Česká avantgarda 1922-1938 : reflexe evropského umění a fotografie v knižní úpravě : Muzeum umění Olomouc, Denisova 47, Výstavní sály: Salon, Kabinet : 12. prosinec 1996 - 26. leden 1997. Olomouc: Muzeum umění, 1996. [6] s. info
  • Surrealistické incidence : česká fotografie šedesátých let : Stanislav Benc, Čestmír Krátký, Karel Kuklík, Alois Nožička, Ladislav Postupa, Vilém Reichmann, Jiří Sever : pražský Dům fotografie, 26.9.-30.10.1996 : Surrealist incidence : Czech photography. Edited by Aleš Kuneš. Praha: PHP, 1996. [40] s. :. info
  • Jaromír Funke :Fotograf und Theoretiker der modernen tschechoslowakischen Fotografie. Leipzig: VEB Fotokinoverlag, 1986. ISBN 3-7311-0011-8. info
  • MRÁZKOVÁ, Daniela. Příběh fotografie : vyprávění o historii světové fotografie prostřednictvím životních a tvůrčích osudů významných osobností a mezních vývojových okamžiků. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1986. info
  • KRČIL, Bohumil Bob. Česká fotografie v exilu :antologie. Brno: Host, 1983. ISBN 80-85233-03-7. info
  • SKOPEC, Rudolf. Dějiny fotografie : v obrazech od nejstarších dob k dnešku. 1. vyd. Praha: Orbis, 1963. 501 s. : i. info
Teaching methods
Course, semestral works about important persons from Photography, excursions of exhibition of Photography, exam.
Assessment methods
Assignments for each individual section. Credit: test or written essay
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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