COLQ: ART AND TRADE

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Art History

Course Number: 
101
Institution: 
Smith College
Emphasizing discussion and short written assignments, these colloquia have as their goal the development of art historical skills of description, analysis, and interpretation. Unless otherwise indicated, each section is limited to 18, normally first years and sophomores. Art and Trade will examine the dynamic exchange of art, ideas, commodities, and technologies that have crossed through Asia and beyond over the past two millennia. What forces have shaped the visual cultures of Asia? And, in turn, how have these visual cultures been received and transformed outside Asia? The geographical scope includes East Asia (China, Korea, Japan), India, the Ottoman Empire, Paris, and America, with examples ranging from ancient and medieval times to the present day. From Zen to porcelain to anime, this course will consider varieties of Asian visual culture and its reception, influence, and transformation in different cultural settings and across time. (E)
Comments: 

Limited to first-years, sophomores.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
35455-S13

Course Sections

COLQ: ART AND TRADE
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Melissa Walt

mwalt@smith.edu

TTh 01:00-02:50

HILLYR 109