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The Presuppositions of Buddhism

The generic introductory lecture for every course on Buddhist art in PDF format.


History of Art 570:
 An Introduction to Buddhist Art and Iconography

Winter 2010 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

An Introduction to Buddhist Art and Iconography

Examines how Buddhist art conveys the ideal of human perfection as the ultimate attainment of Buddhist practice.

GEC arts and hums cultures and ideas course.



History of Art 668:
 The Buddhist Art of Gandhara and Kashmir

Winter 2007 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

The Art of Gandhara

Explores the Buddhist art of greater Gandhara and Kashmir, examining in particular its influence on both East Asian and South Asian art.

Wi Qtr. 2 2-hr cl. Prereq: 213 or permission of instructor.



History of Art 669:
 The Art of Newar Buddhism

Winter 2009 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

The Art of Newar Buddhism

A study of the art of the Newar Buddhist community of Nepal and its contribution to the rest of north Asia.

2 2-hr cl. Prereq: 213 or permission of instructor.



History of Art 670:
 Buddhist Art Theory & History

Fall 2006 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

Buddhist Art Theory & History

Buddhist art from India, China, and Japan has long graced many western museums throughout the world. More recently, works from the other Buddhist regions of the world have also become popular as well. However, except for a very few specialists, they are primarily admired for their exquisite beauty and exotic or some imagined “mystical” quality. The course will provide both a religious setting and cultural context for several of the major types of Buddhist art. The emphasis of the course work, readings, and assignments will be on providing the student with understanding of the History of Buddhism the evolution of its soteriological methodologies, and the both the historical continuities discrete role that art lays in the religion.



History of Art 671:
 The Art of India I: Proto Historic through the Early Gupta ca. 2500 BCE to ca. 450 CE

Spring 2011 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

The Art of India I

Art and architecture of India from prehistoric times through the Gupta period, ca. 500 C.E. stressing relationship to religious and cultural developments.

Aniconism Theory Debate



History of Art 673:
 Art of Central Asia

Spring 2010 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

Art of Central Asia

An analysis of the cross currents of style and iconography that constitute the pre-Muslim art of Central Asia.

5 cl.



History of Art 674:
 Art of Tibet

Spring 2009 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

Art of Tibet

A study and analysis of the major aspects of style, iconography, and historical sequence as found in the arts of Nepal and Tibet.

5 cl.



History of Art 677.02:
 Chinese Buddhist Art

Autumn 2007 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

Chinese Buddhist Art

Examination of the Buddhist arts of China; with emphasis on religious expression and content.

Prereq: English 110 or 111 or equiv.



History of Art 681:
 Pre-Historic & Buddhist Art of Japan

Spring 2011| Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

Pre-Historic & Buddhist Art of Japan

Selected topics in the history of Japanese arts of the Proto-Historic period and the Buddhist religion.

Prereq: English 110 or 111 or equiv.



History of Art 690.02:
 Pre-Buddhist and Buddhist Art of Korea

Winter 2006 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

Pre-Buddhist and Buddhist Art of Korea

Seminar focusing on the pre-Buddhist and Buddhist arts of Korea





History of Art 690.02:
 Tantric Buddhism of Eastern India

Winter 2010 | Class Syllabus | Class Lectures

Tantric Buddhism of Eastern India

Seminar focusing on the Art of Tantric Buddhism of Eastern India





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