ARTH 274
Chinese Calligraphy: Theory and Practice Fall 2009
Division I
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This course has two components: art history and studio practice. The first offers students an opportunity to acquire an understanding of theoretical and aesthetic principles of Chinese calligraphy, one of the highest art forms in China practiced by the literati. It also investigates the social and political functions of Chinese calligraphy in ancient and contemporary China. Studio practice allows students to apply theories to creating artworks. The semester is evenly divided between technical instruction and the art history part of the course.
The Class: Format: lecture/studio instruction
Limit: 12
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: weekly assignments, a midterm, one short paper, oral presentations, a final project (artistic or scholarly), class attendance, film screening
Prerequisites: none
Materials/Lab Fee: lab fee TBD will be added to the student's term bill
Distributions: Division I
Attributes: ASST Interdepartmental Electives
INST East Asian Studies Electives

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