The course surveys photography from the early 19th century to the present. Structured around five time periods, the course focuses on several specific photographers, images and styles. It also examines parallel historical developments and their influence on photography.
This course examines 4 major artistic traditions in East Asia: Indian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Painting, architecture, sculpture and the decorative arts are examined and interpreted within a chronological, cultural and contextual framework. Attention to the influence of politics, religion, nature and philosophy on the major art forms is central to the course.