Course: History of Photography 2

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Course title History of Photography 2
Course code KKTS/DRF2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Fišerová Lucia, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course DRF2 is related to DRF1. It provides insight into individual photographic genres (act, documentary, reportage, fashion, advertising) across the history of photography, art and contemporary visuals. NOTE: The pedagogue reserves the right to continuously modify the content of the course in relation to the current requirements of ARF students.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecturing, Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Home preparation for classes - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course DRF2 is to acquaint students with the history of photography with regard to the context of visual art and contemporary non-artistic visuality. Students are acquainted with the development of media not strictly chronologically, but rather according to thematic blocks. This division makes it possible to grasp individual problems in a broader philosophical and media context with regard to their changes over time. During the course, students will learn to "read" the language of photography, understand its expressive possibilities and become acquainted with key theoretical views of photography. Lectures are complemented by larger medallions of the most important authors and topical thematic lectures on the topic discussed today. Great emphasis is placed on combining information with a projected picture attachment, as well as on personal encounters with photography, such as exhibitions or festivals.
The student is able to orientate himself in the history of photography of this period with overlaps into the history of art and contemporary non-artistic visuality. Acquiring terminology and understanding developmental relations. Understanding of visual language and possibilities of expression by means of photographic medium.
Basic orientation in the terminology of theory, history, and technology of photography.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

- fulfillment of partial tasks assigned continuously during lessons - written test The result of a subject examination is expressed on a six-point scale: A "výborně" (i.e. "excellent"), B "velmi dobře" (i.e. "very good"), C "dobře" (i.e. "good"), D "uspokojivě" (i.e. "satisfactory"), E "dostatečně" (i.e. "sufficient"), F "nedostatečně" (i.e. "fail").
Recommended literature
  • sledování časopisů: American Photo, Aperture, Art & Antiques, Ateliér, Black & White, Blok, Camera Austria, Colors, Creative Camera, Dart (Slovensko), European Photography, Fotograf, Harpers´ Bazaar, Imago (Slovensko), Labyrint, Listy o fotografii, Photo (francouzské), Photonews, Profil (Slovensko), Prostor (Zlín), Revolver Revue, Umělec, Vogue.
  • Anděl, Jaroslav. Česká fotografie 1840-1950 : příběh moderního média. Praha : Kant, 2004. ISBN 80-86217-66-3.
  • Baatz, Willfried. Fotografie. Vyd. 1. Praha : Computer Press, 2004. ISBN 8025102106.
  • Barthes, Roland. Světlá komora, Agite/Fra. Agite/Fra, Praha, 2005.
  • Berger, John. O pohledu. Praha, 2009.
  • Birgus, V. Fotografie. Informatorium 2. Praha : Mladá Fronta, 1984.
  • Birgus, Vladimír , Mlčoch, Jan. Česká fotografie 20. století : průvodce. Praha : KANT, 2005. ISBN 80-86217-89-2.
  • Birgus, Vladimír. Akt v české fotografii. Praha : KANT (Karel Kerlický, 2001. ISBN 8086217353.
  • Birgus, Vladimír. Fotografie v českých zemích 1839-1999 : chronologie. 1. uprav. vyd. Praha : Grada, 1999. ISBN 8071699020.
  • Císař Karel . Co je to fotografie? . Herrmann & synové, Praha, 2004.
  • Frizot, Michael. New History of Photography. Kolín nad Rýnem, 1998.
  • Grygar, Štěpán. Konceptuální umění a fotografie. AMU, Praha, 2004.
  • Hájek, Václav. Jak rozpoznat odpadkový koš. Praha, 2012.
  • Koetzle, H. Lexikon der Fotografen 1900 bis Heute. Mnichov : Knaur, 2002. ISBN 3426664798.
  • Koetzle, Michael. Slavné fotografie : historie skrytá za obrazy 1827-1926. 1. vyd. Praha : Slovart, 2003. ISBN 382282576X.
  • Kuneš, A., Pospěch, T. (ed.). Čítanka z teorie fotografie. Opava : Slezská univerzita, 2003. ISBN 80-7248-183-5.
  • Láb Filip. Soumrak fotožurnalismu. Manipulace fotografie v digitální éře.. Praha, 2004.
  • Mrázková, D. Příběh fotografie. Praha : Mladá fronta, 1985.
  • Mrázková, Daniela, Remeš, Vladimír. Cesty československé fotografie. Praha : Mladá fronta, 1989. ISBN 80-204-0015-X.
  • Pospěch, Tomáš. Myslet fotografii. Bratislava, 2014.
  • Rosenblum, Naomi. A World History of Photography. Abaeville Press Publishers, New York 1984.
  • Scheufler, Pavel. Historické fotografické techniky. Plzeň : Společnost IF, 1993. ISBN 80-901265-2-9.
  • Scheufler, Pavel. Pražské fotografické ateliéry 1839 - 1918 I, II. Praha : Muzeum hlavního města Prahy, 1987.
  • Scheufler, Pavel. Teze k dějinám fotografie do roku 1918.. Praha, 2000.
  • Silverio, Robert. Postmoderní fotografie. AMU, Praha, 2007.
  • Sontag Susan. O fotografii. Praha, 2002.
  • Trnková, Petra. Podle přírody! Fotografie a umění v 19. století / příklady z českých a moravských sbírek. Brno, 2013.
  • Warnen Marien, Mary. Photography. A Cultural History. 2010.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Multimedia Communications Study plan (Version): Multimedia and Design - Advertising Photography (2015) Category: Art and applied art 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer