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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ASIA 171 - Art of the East II: Japan

Cross-Listed as ART 171 
This course provides a survey of the art and architecture of Japan from the archaic pottery of the Jomon period to the impact of Japanese animation on the global art market. While the chronological scope of this course is defined broadly, works of art are studied within their specific social, religious, and political settings. Topics include Zen temple gardens, the decoration of feudal castles, woodblock prints of the pleasure quarters and contemporary Japanese manga (comics) culture. (4 Credits)