Book Illustration in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Parsons School of Design: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Book Illus/Age of Mech Repro
Spring 2024
Taught By: Allan Doyle
Section: A

CRN: 15079

Credits: 3

This seminar traces the use of images alongside text from the invention of the printing press in the fifteenth century to the contemporary photobook. We will examine the changing relationship between word and image in tandem with the invention of print media. Beginning with Renaissance woodcuts, engravings, and etchings, we will proceed to examine how the impact of revolutionary print technologies of the 19th century, such as lithography and photography, radically altered the way we combine images and text. We will closely examine case studies drawn from a wide range of publications ranging from pop culture to contemporary art.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Sch. Art and Dsgn Hist and Th (ADHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:56am EDT 5/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 704
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024