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HARC0334

Chinese Landscape

The Chinese Landscape
In this course we will explore the cultural, imaginative, and physical construction of the landscape throughout Chinese history, with a particular interest in gardens and their analogues. We will consider landscapes as expressions of identity and conceptions of the natural and the human. Topics will include gardens and landscape as social, economic, religious, political, poetic, and metaphysical space; landscape architecture and design; cultural landscapes, nature as garden; and landscape as historical artifact and evidence. We will explore the landscape through critical readings, paintings, prints, maps, film, and the land itself. (Approval required; One course in Architectural Studies, History of Art and Architecture, Environmental Studies, or East Asian Studies recommended.) 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL ART

Sections

Fall 2010

HARC0334A-F10 Seminar (Whiteman)