Architecture through the Camera

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Arch through the Camera

Fall 2019

Taught By: Federica Soletta

Section: A

CRN: 7262

Credits: 3

Architecture and Photography have always had a special relation: photography needed the immobility of architecture because of the technological limit of long exposures; architecture needed the mediation of photography because of its intrinsic non-transportability. Since the invention of photography, architects and architectural historians have constantly produced and used photographs in their work, both as a sketching and a documenting tool. Similarly, architecture has provided photography with endlessly diverse subjects that have challenged the photographic paradigm and technique, pushing the boundaries of the photographic medium. In this course, we will consider the language of photography and its relation with architectural history and practice, discussing the work of photographers who have been inspired by architecture and have inspired the architectural discourse as well as the work architects who have absorbed photography within their work. To foster critical thinking, each class will analyze photographs in relation to their historical, political, and theoretical context.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): none.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five 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: 3:11pm 2/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1001

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019