Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    May 24, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAH 380 - The Floating World: Edo Prints and Printmaking

Course Units: 1.0
(Winter: Lullo) This course was previously a Studio-Art History mix, but now it is strictly Art History. Ukiyo-e, or “floating-world pictures,” depict the urban pleasures and escapes offered in Japan’s modern imperial capital of Edo (present-day Tokyo). The course will examine the history, production, and reception of ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the 17th-20th centuries, covering traditional ukiyo-e, updates during the Meiji period (1868-1912), and then Shin Hanga and Sosaku Hanga movements into the 1950s. Themes to be explored include: cityscapes, landscapes and travel; representations of beautiful men and women in bijinga; the theater and the Kabuki stage; encounters with the west; ghosts and demons; and erotic imagery. Cross-Listed: AVA 380   CC: LCC, HUM



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