Spring 2010

Arts of Japan

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-48  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-23


Samuel C. Morse (Section 01)


(Offered as Art 48 and Asian 23 [J].)  A survey of the history of Japanese art from neolithic times to the present. Topics will include Buddhist art and its ritual context, the aristocratic arts of the Heian court, monochromatic ink painting and the arts related to the Zen sect, the prints and paintings of the Floating World and contemporary artists and designers such as Ando Tadao and Miyake Issey. The class will focus on the ways Japan adopts and adapts foreign cultural traditions. There will be field trips to look at works in museums and private collections in the region.

Spring semester. Professor Morse.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2013, Fall 2017, Fall 2019, Fall 2021