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Visual Culture

Presentation

Anthropological, cultural, aesthetic and political study of forms and images in the history of the images and forms in the western world until our days. 

Programme

Audiovisual and Multimedia Communication

Level of Qualification|Semesters|ECTS

| Semestral | 4

Year | Type of course unit | Language

2 |Mandatory |Português

Code

ULP728-7243

Recommended complementary curricular units

Theory of cinema

Professional Internship

Não

Syllabus

1st. Introduction: Presentation of the course, projects and valuation rules 1.1. General notions of art and visual culture 1.2. Brief historical review of European and American cultures in the twentieth century 1.3. Presentation, analysis and discussion of the notions of modernity and contemporaneity 2nd. Visual Culture 2.1. Detailed examination of issues related to the notion of culture 2.2. The original culture and cultural diversity 2.3. The culture and images 2.4. Centralities of cultural irradiation: The agony of European artistic culture and the development of American visual culture 3rd. Modern and Contemporary Art 3.1. Detailed examination of issues related to the notion of art 3.2. Modernity and the vanguards: the action and fleeting break with tradition 3.3. The contemporaneity: the neo-avant-garde to Postmodernism 3.4. The contemporary and functional outcomes 4th. Visual Communication 4.1. Mass communication and visual communication

Objectives

Students should acquire basic knowledge in the field of art and culture, including basic knowledge about the modernity and contemporaneity; know how to establish relationships between social contexts, historical and artistic; develop an analytical and critical thinking about cultural and artistic events, at local, regional, national and international.

Teaching methodologies and assessment

Throughout the semester we intend to resort to several methodologies: theoretical exposition; image analysis; film projection; and enhancement of work to be done by students. - Continuous assessment requires 75% of class attendance. - Participation (30%). - Written assessment (35%) - Written research (35%) Students should produce an analysis text (critical and expository) on one of the topics presented in class, relating it to the subject exposed in the program. Each paper must be original, 12 pages maximum (excluding indexes and bibliography) and present the respective bibliography. Exam: Students must produce an analysis text (critical and expository) on one of the topics presented in class, relating it to the subject exposed in the program. Each paper must be original, with a maximum of 40 pages (excluding indexes and bibliography) and present the respective bibliography.

References

BARTHES, Roland, A Câmara Clara, Lisboa, Edições 70, 1998

BAUDELAIRE, Charles, O Pintor da Vida Moderna, Lisboa, Vega, 2004

BENJAMIN, Walter, Rua de Sentido Único e Infância em Berlim por volta de 1900, Lisboa, Relógio d¿Água, 1992

DUCHAMP, Marcel, CABANNE, Pierre, O Engenheiro do Tempo Perdido, Lisboa, Assírio e Alvim, 1990

KRAUSS, Rosalind, O Fotográfico, Barcelona, Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2002

MORIN, Edgar, Cinema ou O Homem Imaginário, Lisboa, Relógio dÁgua, 1997

 

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