Japanese Art

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Japanese Art

Spring 2021

Taught By: Eve Eisenstadt

Section: A

CRN: 1591

Credits: 3

Historically there has been no distinction in Japanese art between fine art and craft. Japanese culture and aesthetics are addressed in screens, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, fabric, and scrolls, all of which have a utilitarian purpose. This survey of Japanese art examines the visual and historical elements fundamental in the creation of the Japanese aesthetic. In addition much of Japanese art is linked to the two dominant religions in Japan, Shinto and Esoteric Buddhism. This course will explore these links through several art forms such as theater costume, temples, shrines, screens, and objects such as those used in the tea ceremony. Various periods will be discussed, including but not only, the Jomon, Kofum (Haniwa culture), Nara, Heian, Kamakura, and Edo. The class will also look at contemporary Japanese art. We will visit exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Japan Society.Pathway: Art and Design History

Open to: University undergraduate degree students, freshman and sophomores only. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: May 10, 2021 (Monday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:20am 9/24/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 7:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 603

Date Range: 1/22/2021 - 5/7/2021