To acquire the necessary theoretical knowledge:
1. Jean-Claude Lemagny e André Rouillé (eds.), "A History of Photography", Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1987 (1st ed. 1986).
[NB: The book is no longer available to buy. It is available in the BAUM library].
2. Claudio Marra, "Che cos’è la fotografia", Carocci, Rome 2017.
3. André Gunthert, "L’image partagée: La photographie numérique", Textuel, Paris 2015.
[NB: Foreign students who are not fluent in either Italian or French are kindly requested to contact the teacher to arrange the replacement of the books by Marra and Gunthert].
Non-attending students will bring, in addition to the programme indicated above, one of the following texts of their choice:
- Roland Barthes, "Camera Lucida: Notes on Photography", Hill and Wang, New York 1981 (First ed. in French, "La chambre claire. Note sur la photographie", 1980).
- Walter Benjamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technical Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media", ed. by M. Jennings, B. Doherty, T.Y. Levin, Harvard University Press, Cambridge (MA) 2008.
[Only the following sections: 'The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility' (pp.19-55); 'Little History of Photography' (pp. 274-298)].
- Clément Chéroux, "Fautographie. Petite histoire de l’erreur photographique", Yellow Now, Crisnée 2003.
- Rosalind Krauss, "Le photographique. Pour une théorie des écarts", Macula, Paris 1990.
- Susan Sontag, "On Photography", Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 1977.
NB: Non-attending students should contact the teacher to confirm the exam programme, particularly if there are special requests or interests that are not part of the bibliography but are consistent with their curricula and the preparation of their thesis.