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History of Prints
ARHA 260
Spring 2010
Section: 01  

This course examines the techniques, production, circulation, and collection of prints in Europe and the United States from the 15th century to the present. Until the invention of photography, printmaking was the sole means of reproduction and was vital for the communication of ideas and the spread of artistic styles. In the 19th century, as photography rapidly took on the role of reproduction, printmakers reconsidered the artistic possibilities for the medium, reemphasizing the artist's touch and turning to renewed political uses. The course discusses aesthetics, connoisseurship, commerce, and technology.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation
Interpretation of prints as artistic and cultural documents.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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