Selected Chapters from the History of Japanese Art

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
373JAU ZK 2 2T Czech summer

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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students acquire a fundamental overview and knowledge of the development of Japanese art including the cultural, political and social contexts which led to its development. Students will be able to recognize the aesthetic and artistic value and characteristics of Japanese art and its influence in individual periods in the formation of Western culture.

Mode of study

Lectures with accompanying audio-visual material

Prerequisites and co-requisites

None required

Course contents


Recommended or required reading

Sherman E. Lee, A History of Far Eastern Art. London 1997

Joan Stanley-Baker, Japanese Art. New York 1984

Penelope Mason, History of Japanese Art, New York 2004

Seiroku Noma, The Arts of Japan, Tokyo 1966

Shuichi Kato, Form, Style,Tradition: Reflections on Japanese Art and Society. UBP, Berkeley 1971

Noritake Tsuda, History of Japanese Art. From Prehistory to the Taisho Period with a Foreword by Patricia Graham, Tuttle, New York 2009.

Nobuo Tsuji, History of Art in Japan, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo 2019.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam, which confirms the understanding of fundamental contexts in the development of Japanese art. In the first part of the exam, the student presents a topic from instruction which interested them the most. In the second part, the student picks an image from other supplementary topics.



Further information

This course is an elective for all AMU students

Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

room 207
Room No. 2

(Lažanský palác)
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Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Wed 14:50–16:25 Filip SUCHOMEL Room No. 2
Lažanský palác
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