CREATING THE MODERN CITY: PARIS PHOTOGRAPHY


Topics:
CREATING THE MODERN CITY: PARIS PHOTOGRAPHY

Read:
Haussmann the Demolisher and the Creation of Modern Paris https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/second- empire/a/haussmann-the-demolisher-and-the-creation-of-modern-paris

Watch: (4:48)
Garnier, Paris Opéra (1860-1875) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EtTGyLsR7lk

Read: Garnier, Paris Opéra

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/second- empire/a/garnier-paris-opra

Read:
Baron Haussmann

http://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/24/arts/architecture-view-baron-haussmann-urban- designer-par-excellence.html

Read:
Daguerre, Paris Boulevard https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/early- photography/a/daguerre-paris-boulevard

Read:
Early Photography: Niépce, Talbot and Muybridge https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/early-photography/a/early- photography-nipce-talbot-and-muybridge

Read:
“Daguerre (1787-1851) and the Invention of Photography” from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/dagu/hd_dagu.htm

Read:
“The Daguerreian Age in France: 1839-1855” from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/fdag/hd_fdag.htm

Watch: (5:43)
Early Photography: Making Daguerreotypes https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N0Ambe4FwQk

Watch: (6:12)
The Wet Collodian Process https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MiAhPIUno1o

Watch: (3:00)
Deconstructing History: Eiffel Tower http://www.history.com/topics/eiffel-tower/videos/deconstructing-history-eiffel-tower

Look at:
Gustave Eiffel, Eiffel Tower (1887-1889) http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Eiffel_Tower.html

Topics:
BEGINNING THE 20th CENTURY
(Urban Experience, Class, Science, Anti-Urban Experience or “primitivism” [think about how problematic this word is; what does it imply?], Abstraction)

Watch: (6:25)
Seurat, Bathers at Asnières https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9bs1iQ14LJY

Watch: (6:43)
Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wNB9Vm6MoDQ

Watch: (3:38)
Paul Gauguin, Vision after the Sermon, or Jacob Wrestling with the Angel https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y5lhKvKvWPg

Read:
Gauguin, Oviri https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/post- impressionism/a/gauguin-oviri

Read:
Gauguin, Spirit of the Dead Watching https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/post- impressionism/a/gauguin-spirit-of-the-dead-watching

Watch: (5:03)
Gauguin, Nevermore https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pQu1RMIkg3c

Read:
Gauguin, Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/post- impressionism/a/gauguin-where-do-we-come-from-what-are-we-where-are-we-going

Watch: (4:46)
Hector Guimard, Cité entrance, Paris Métropolitain https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sazsDYOXVis

Watch: (8:28)
Representation and abstraction: Millais’s Ophelia and Newman’s Vir Heroicus Sublimis https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8-5DTsl1V5k

Watch: (10:26)
Art and context: Monet’s Cliff Walk at Pourville and Malevich’s White on White https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2aUFB9hQncQ

Read:
An Introduction to Photography in the Early 20th Century https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/beginners-guide-20-21/a/an- introduction-to-photography-in-the-early-20th-century

How has the ability to take a photograph changed from Daguerre to today (with phones)? Do you think we have become a culture of photographs? How? (300 words)

 

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