ARTH1108-D428 Art of Asia, SP2019

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ARTH1108-D428 Art of Asia, SP2019
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Course Code
Semester / Year
Spring 2019
Course Description

This survey course examines historical developments of art and architecture in Asia, with emphasis on India, China and Japan, from the Neolithic period to modern times, and their role in the formation of Asian cultures. We will explore such topics as art and religion, art and afterlife, art and state power, landscape painting and the understanding of nature, art and garden culture, and the East and the West in modern and contemporary art, etc. We will investigate such art forms as ceramics, sculpture, painting and calligraphy, architecture and garden design. We will discuss important artifacts in light of medium, form and style, historical context, iconographical meaning, and their religious and social functions.