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Indian art and design: from pre-history to contemporary 3B (3 points)


Leader: To be advised

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

Synopsis: This unit is designed to encourage empathy with the peoples Indian sub-continent, through the study of its Art /Design, Religions, and Social History. The course will develop students' awareness of Anthropology of Art and Design, theories and research methodologies in the study of cross-cultural aesthetics; much of which is also applicable to the study of non-Indian aesthetics. This 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. European influence on Indian visual culture, prior, during and post the Colonial period, will also be covered in some depth.

Assessment: Short essay (1200 words) 40% + Long essay (1500 words) including class presentation 55% + Reader discussion 5%

Contact Hours: 2 class hours and 4 hours of independent study per week

Prerequisites: two level 2 Theory units

Prohibitions: TAD2304,TAD2314,TAD3304

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