Five College Consortium

Arts of Japan

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Art & the History of Art

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Amherst College

(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.

Spring semester. Professor Morse.

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Arts of Japan
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Samuel Morse

MWF 09:00AM-09:50AM

FAYE 113