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ARTH 310     Far East in American Visual Culture  (4)

An examination of the American fascination with and assimilation of art and culture of the "Far East" as demonstrated by japonisme in Victorian America, Zen in contemporary art, as well as Orientalism in popular culture. While emphasis is on painting, a variety of media (including architecture, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, photography, and film) are discussed. The ideological, religious, and social issues are addressed along with the stylistic and aesthetic ones. Prerequisite: One course in art history, Asian studies or American studies.


...may be selected from ARTH 325 , CLST 353...option: ITAL 304 , ITAL 310 , ITAL 325 , and...