This course will explore the illustration medium through fifteen thematic lectures that will address crucial ideas, movements, and personalities in illustration while relating these topics to their social, political, and artistic contexts. These lectures will not attempt a chronological march through time, but will rather trace the boundaries of the medium, creating a sketch of the past and present of illustration. And because this is a history of a vocational medium (and one without a canon), most classes will also feature a guest speakerusually a practitionerwhose experience or depth of knowledge will complement that weeks lecture. Pathway: Visual Studies
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