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HSAR 601 01 (22860)  
The Replicated Image
Christopher Wood
W 1.30-3.20 LORIA 258
Spring 2014 
 
The course works mainly with primary materials at the Yale Art Gallery and elsewhere. The main object of study is the image printed with ink on paper: the woodcut, engraving, and etching, independent sheets as well as illustrated books, in Europe from 1400 to 1600. But these technologies are placed in the wider historical context of the mechanical replication of texts and images, by both analogue and digital means, involving movable type, bronze casting, stamping and molding of coins and medals, terracotta sculpture, tapestry, and serial production of paintings. The seminar addresses the impact of the replication technologies on histories of art and culture.