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Arts of Japan

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-148  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-123

Formerly listed as: ASLC-23  |  FIAR-48  |  FIAR-63

Faculty

Samuel C. Morse (Section 01)

Description

(Offered as ARHA 148 and ASLC 123)  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

Fall semester. Professor Morse.

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017
Other years: Offered in Spring 2010, Spring 2013