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Illustration and the Rise of Popular Culture
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This lecture-seminar course traces the development of illustration in the 19th and 20th centuries in relation to popular culture and literacy in the Western world. The range of subjects covered includes: posters, book illustration, advertising, magazine covers and editorial illustration. Students analyze the relationship of illustration to the written text/narrative, the effects on illustration of the evolution of printing technology, its links to publishing and the spread of the popular arts. The course emphasizes the contemporary scene, examining the work of illustrators who have developed distinctive styles challenging traditional assumptions about the nature and scope of illustration.
Anti-requisite: tudents who previously took ACAD 3B21 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority Registration for Illustration majors.

Course was last updated February 4, 2010 - 4:40 PM