ARCT5516 Daguerre to Digital

6 points
Not available in 2018UWA (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)
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