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History of Prints
ARHA 260
Spring 2013 not offered

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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (IDEA-MN)

Last Updated on MAR-26-2023
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