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Indian art and design: from pre-history to contemporary A (6 points)


Leader: To be advised

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit is design to encourage an emphathy with the peoples of the Indian sub-continent, through the study of Art/Design, Religions and Social History. The course will also develop students' awareness of the Anthropology of Art and Design, as well as other theories and research methodologies in the study of cross-cultural aesthetics; much of which is also applicable to the study of non-Indian aesthetics. The course will further students' knowledge of Palaeolithic to Contemporary Indian Art and Design. Emphasis will be placed on the elite histories of Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic visual culture, although considerable time will also be devoted to the study of non-elite traditions.

Assessment: Short essay (1500 words) 40% + Long essay (2500 words) including class presentation 55% + Reader discussion 5%

Contact Hours: 3 hours in class and 9 independent study hours per week

Prerequisites: TAD1101,TAD1102

Prohibitions: TAD2313

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