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AHI 157: Buddhist Art

Lecture/discussion—4 hours; term paper. This survey of Buddhist art examines overall patterns of regional development using case studies of noteworthy Buddhist sites in South Asia, Southeast Asia and East Asia. The course traces the development of both Buddhist doctrine and artistic representation chronologically as it spreads through Asia. It concludes with a brief survey of modern modes of representation around the world and examines these modern trajectories of artistic expression to anticipate future developments in representing changing patterns in both doctrine and Buddhist theological imagination.

 

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