Visualizing Nineteenth-Century New York: A BGC-NYPL Digital Exhibition Course II


Spring 2011


4th Floor Classroom


David Jaffee

Students in this course will continue to work on creating a digital exhibition with materials drawn from the collections of the New York Public Library. The exhibition goal is to promote an understanding of how New York City entered visual and material consciousness in the nineteenth century through the use of engravings, lithographs, daguerreotypes, lithographs, and maps.  We will consider New York as a case study of how urban manufacturers as well as residents made sense of the city and its new spatial organization through these forms.  In this second course, we will focus on the completion of the exhibition.  We will be meeting with the exhibition staff at the BGC and NYPL along with working in the DML to explore the available digital tools and the issues involved in an online exhibition. Some of the classes will be co-lead by Josh Greenberg and Amy Azzarito of the NYPL's Digital Experience Group.  Students will be involved in the design of the digital exhibition, the thematic development of its themes, and the research on the particular objects in the exhibit. 3 credits.