Cynthea J. Bogel
ART H 321
The spectrum of Japanese art from prehistory to modern times. Examines the interrelationship of the major media for each historical period. Central theme: the appreciation of the varied aesthetics active in the development of Japanese painting, architecture, sculpture, and ceramics.
Selected themes and works in the history of Japanese art and architecture.
Student learning goals
Understanding of Japanese visual culture (art and other art forms, including architecture).
Understanding of Japanese history and culture beyond "art."
Understanding of the relationship of Japanese art and history to that of other East Asian cultures.
Understanding of how to analyze and appreciate many forms of art and visual culture.
Improved writing skills when the course is a W course
General method of instruction
Lecture. Visits to local museums.
Class assignments and grading
Two or three examinations, assignments usually based on museum visits. W assignments are based on readings, discussions, and museum visits.
Note: There will be a test on the last day of class but not during finals week. There will be two or three tests for this class and they are not (generally speaking) cumulative.
Written work, exams, participation.