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Jan Mrazek
mrazek@u.washington.edu
ART H 306
Seattle Campus

Indian Art of South Asia

Development of Indian art from its origins to the medieval period. Spread of Indian religions and related art forms in Tibet and Southeast Asia are briefly introduced.

Class Description

Introduction to Indian art and architecture from prehistory to present. Emphasis is on understanding the ways of seeing and experiencing of images and architectural structures, their functions and meanings, their religious, political, and social contexts, as well as the practices (such as rituals) associated with them. The course combines chronological survey with thematic organization.

Lectures illustrated with slides and videos; reading. A visit to Seattle Asian Art Museum.

Recommended preparation

Class Assignments and Grading

Two exams; museum report; short paper on topic of choice. Possibility of extra credit (reading reports, reports on related events, etc.).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
mrazek@u.washington.edu
Last Update by Jan Mrazek
Date: 01/03/2003