Katedra fotografie FAMU

Suggested readings

At the Bachelor entrance exam, students must demonstrate basic knowledge of history of photography and visual arts of 19th to 21st centuries. Suggested readings for preparation:

Hal Foster et al., Art Since 1900. Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism. London: Thames & Hudson 2011 (various editions).

Gisèle Freund, Photography & Society. Boston: David R. Godine 1980.

Alan Trachtenberg, Classic Essays on Photography. New Haven, Conn.: Leete’s Island Books 1980.

At the Master entrance exam, students must demonstrate advanced knowledge of the history of photography, visual arts and culture of 19th to 21st centuries. Suggested readings for preparation:

Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida. Reflections on Photography. New York: Hill and Wang 1981.

Geoffrey Batchen, Each Wild Idea: Writing, Photography, History. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press 2001.

Vilém Flusser, Towards a Philosophy of Photography. London: Reaktion Books 2000.

Hal Foster et al., Art Since 1900. Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism. London: Thames & Hudson 2011 (various editions).

Vicki Goldberg (ed.), Photography in Print: Writings from 1816 to the Present. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press 1981.

Susan Sontag, On Photography. London: Penguin Books 1977.

Liz Wells (ed.), The Photography Reader. London: Routledge 2002 (various editions).