BSTD 405: Buddhist Art

This course investigates the art and architecture of the Buddhist world, with special attention to the Himalayan region. It investigates how representations of Buddhist belief and practice developed in a wide variety of historical and cultural contexts, as Buddhism spread through Asia. Particular emphasis is given to traditions found in Nepal and Tibet. Participants investigate a topic of special interest at greater depth that will form the basis for a final project and evaluation.

Prerequisites

BSTD 102: Buddhist Traditions: History and Culture II or permission of the instructor.