Great Traditions of Asian Art|
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.
This course is intended to nurture an understanding of selected aspects of Indian, Chinese and Japanese material culture in relations to their respective historical and religious philosophical contexts.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(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
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Quizzes, two one-hour exams, several short papers, a final miniature garden project.
|Instructor(s): Best,Jonathan W. Times: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: DAC300; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 2||FR: 13|
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