Apr 23, 2018  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
    
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAAH 865 - Arts of Japan

3 credits
This course covers the architecture, ceramics, painting, and sculpture of Japan from 11,000 BCE to the 19th century CE, and if time permits into the 20th, and 21st centuries. It considers and examines the special characteristics of Japanese art, and analyzes the influence of Chinese art and culture on Japanese art and culture. Particular attention will be paid Buddhist art, especially that influenced by Zen Buddhism. In addition, Japan’s unique achievements in illustrated narrative hand-scrolls of the 12th and 13th centuries and decorative screens of the 16th-18th centuries will be highlighted. One quiz, one paper, a mid-term, and final examination.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103