HNRS 265

The Land as Art

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. We will study how - through decoration, manipulation, or depiction - cultures respond to the land and objects that populate it. The class will cover topics such as the stone lines of the Nasca in Peru, visionary paintings of the Aboriginal people of Australia, nationalistic landscapes of J.M.W. Turner in Great Britain, Zen rock gardens of Japan, and feminist public art of the Garbage Girls. A hands-on project will be encouraged. V.4, V.6a

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