ARTH 2071 Survey of Japanese Art History
University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning
This course is a survey of Japanese artistic achievements from pre-historic through contemporary times as expressed in painting, sculpture, prints, and calligraphy as well as architecture, gardens and the decorative arts. We will explore how politics, economics, religion, literature, theater and geography shaped the major themes in Japan's rich aesthetic traditions. Artworks from the instructor's personal collection will enrich the class discussions.