AET 356 - Introduction to Chinese and Japanese Architecture
This course is an introduction to the traditional architectural history and culture of China and Japan through lectures, readings, and films. Building types for both cultures are investigated and compared on a historical level as they relate to political, social, and economic changes. In addition to vernacular types, outside influences and their impact on these building types are explored. City planning for both cultures is studied in terms of organization and transformation into the modern cities that exist today. Four lecture hours.
Prerequisite(s): AET 110P or permission of instructor, director, or chair.
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