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2024 Fall > UGRD > ART > ART 212L

Traditional Japanese Architecture

Course #: ART 212L

Traditional Japanese Architecture introduces major forms of Japanese architecture, garden, and building practice prior to contact with the west. Students learn about Japan's two major religions, Shinto and Buddhism, and discover how its architecture gives from to ideas about divinity, ritual, and national identity, by closely studying both the ways that Japanese city plans, and government buildings, illuminate notions of class identity and power, and the distinctive aesthetic principles embodied in residential and leisure sites. All of these examples show how culture provides a vital framework for thought and form. The study of its architecture prior to Japan's opening to the West helps us understand how modern Japan builds upon its traditions as its engages with issues of contemporary life.

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 9746 MW
1:00 - 2:15 pm
Weston,Victoria University Hall Y04-4170
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
Capacity: 35
Enrolled: 35
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
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Course Attributes: International, World Cultures