Buddhist Art and Architecture in East Asia|
Visual imagery plays a central role in the Buddhist faith. As the religion developed and spread throughout Asia it took many forms. This class will first examine the appearance of the earliest aniconic traditions in ancient India, the development of the Buddha image, and early monastic centers. It will then trace the dissemination and transformation of Buddhist art as the religion reached Central Asia and eventually East Asia. In each region indigenous cultural practices and artistic traditions influenced Buddhist art. Among the topics the class will address are the nature of the Buddha image, the political uses of Buddhist art, the development of illustrated hagiographies, and the importance of pilgrimage, both in the past and the present.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)(CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)(IDEA-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Giles Beguin, Buddhist Art: An Historical and Cultural Journey.
Articles and book chapters made available through E-Reserve and Moodle
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One 2-3 page visual analysis paper, one 6-8 page research paper, two exams
|Instructor(s): Andrei,Talia Johanna Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: BOGH113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 4||FR: 3|
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