ARTH 1644 – Introduction to Japanese Art

An introductory level course that surveys major trends in the arts of Japan from the prehistoric time to the nineteenth century. The course examines important monuments and objects within broader contexts of Japanese history and culture. Monuments associated with Shinto and Buddhist beliefs will be studied, as well as works created in response to more secular interests. Special attention will be given to the relationship between Japanese art and that of continental Asia. III A.