Course: Photography History II

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Course title Photography History II
Course code KDT/739
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course Each academic year
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kolečková Zdena, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
These informations are in the annotation of the course.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The structure of this course is based on a supposition that during their previous studies, master's degree students have gone through the course History of photography and therefore they are basically oriented in development of both application of technical innovations in the photography self-conscious process, and in basic trends of photography aesthetic genesis. The course content is based on a supposition that foreign students are not very well oriented in relationships between world or West European development of photography depicting and the development of photography media in the Central European territory, and in the Czech Republic. The composition of this lecture cycle intends to emphasize just these aspects by means of reference to the most outstanding figures of Czech photography in consideration of its developmental consequences. Besides lectures, tuition is supplemented by visits to the relevant sections of important museums having prestigious works of Czech photography in their collections. During the course, the student will realize several minor seminar works analyzing the relationship between significant figures of world photography and prominent Czech authors.
The gained capabilities constitute an encompassment and an aquirement of knowledge and experience in the given field of study, they result from a concrete annotation of the subject and are aimed at a profile´s fulfilment of the graduate of the given field of study.
Successful completion of the previous study

Assessment methods and criteria
1. Essay 2. Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Birgus, Vladimír (ed.). Česká fotografická avantgarda 1918-1948. Kant Praha (nedatováno).
  • Birgus, Vladimír. František Drtikol. Kant Praha, 2000.
  • Birgus, Vladimír; Marco, Jindřich. Hořká léta (Evropa 1945-47) / Bitter Years (Europe 1945-47). Orbis Praha, 1995.
  • Birgus, Vladimír; Mlčocch, Jan. Jaroslav Rössler: Fotografie, koláže, kresby. Kant Praha, 2003.
  • Birgus, Vladimír; Vojtěchovský, Miroslav. Česká fotografie 90. let / Czech Photography of the 1990s. Kant Praha, 1998.
  • Frizot, Michel. The New History of Photography. Kőnemann, 1989.
  • Hoptman, Laura; Pospiszyl, Tomáš. Primary Documents, A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since the 1950´s. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002.
  • Kirschner, Zdeněk. Josef Sudek. Takarajima Books, New York, 1993.
  • Mrázková, Daniela (ed.). Co je fotografie / What is Photography - 150 let fotografie / 150 Years of Photography. Videopress Praha, 1989.
  • Rosenblum, Naomi. A World History of Photography. Abaville Press, New York, 1989.
  • Tausk, Petr. Photography in the 20th Century. Focal Press, London, 1980.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (B) Art and applied art 1 Summer
Faculty of Art and Design Photography and Time-Based Media (A) Art and applied art 1 Summer