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ART_HIST_379-0: Special Topics in Architecture: East Asian Architecture (Hu): Home

Subject Specialist

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Cara List
Art Collection
Deering Library, 3rd Floor
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL 60208

Art Library Assistant

Perry Nigro

Drop-in Office Hours:

Tuesday 1-2PM at Kresge Cafe
Thursdays 3-4PM at Kresge Cafe


This course offers a set of introductions to basic aspects and elements of built environments in China and Japan. It is not a chronological survey. Rather, each of the thematic sections of the course incorporates a variety of perspectives, theoretical and technical, aesthetic and historical.
Our topics will include construction techniques, building material and the notion of change in religious architecture, pilgrimage and sacred geography, landscape design, the politics of urban space, architecture in cinema, and others.

Wang Youxue and other Wish-Fulfilling Studio Painters
Studio of Exhaustion from Diligent Service
scenic illusions affixed hanging, ink and colors on silk, various dimensions
Palace Museum, Beijing