Great Traditions of Asian Art|
|Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies|
An introductory sampling of some of the most significant aspects of the artistic heritage of India, China and Japan, the course is selective, choosing one distinctive artistic tradition of each society and analyzing it in terms of its peculiar aesthetic, historical and religious or philosophical context. Topics treated may vary, but likely selections are Indian Buddhist sculpture, Chinese landscape painting of the classic period, and Japanese garden architecture.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARST)(CEAS-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
R. C. Craven, A CONCISE HISTORY OF INDIAN ART
Michael Sullivan, SYMBOLS OF ETERNITY (an introduction to the philosophy and history of Chinese landscape painting)
Hayakawa, THE GARDEN ART OF JAPAN
|Examination and Assignments: |
Quizzes, two hour-exams, a number of short papers, a final miniature garden project.
|Instructor(s): Best,Jonathan W. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 2||FR: 13|