ARCT5516 Daguerre to Digital
- 6 points
|Not available in 2018||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- From the earliest daguerreotypes, the city and its architecture have been the subject of the unique vision of the camera. This elective unit explores this relationship through a theoretical and historical investigation. Through a series of thematic lectures, the nature of photography as both a unique record of time and place as well as a tool of a critical interpretation of architecture, landscape and urbanism is explored.
- Students are able to (1) develop a knowledge of the history of the medium through which much of the understanding of the built environment is gained and (2) a critical appreciation and understanding of the nature of representation of architecture, landscape and urbanism in the photographic medium.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) tutorial presentation; (2) tutorial paper; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Philip Goldswain
- Contact hours
- 35 hours over 12 weeks (lectures: 24 hours; seminars: 11 hours)
- Enrolled students can access unit material via the LMS (Learning Management System).
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.