Nov 17, 2018  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019

ARTH 288 - Buddhist Art and Architecture

(3 credits)
The architecture and art of Buddhism has both reflected and influenced connections among diverse cultures in Asia. In modern times, the teachings and visual culture of Buddhism have become a global and diasporic phenomenon. This course examines changes and continuities in Buddhist art and architecture from developments after the death of the Historical Buddha in the 5th century BCE through modern times. We will study the regional variations of Buddhist visual culture, as well as the influence of social factors such as class, gender and cultural identity upon the development of Buddhist teachings and their visual and material expression. Offered annually. (CFPA; CGCL; CMCL)