About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the art and architecture of ancient Asia will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about this Asia's ancient art and architectural style. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in memorizing ancient works of Asian art and architecture
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about art and architecture (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Art & Architecture in Ancient Asia chapter exam.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about ancient Asian art and architecture for a standard art history course. Topics covered include:
- The art and architecture of ancient China
- Ancient Chinese dragon art, sculpture, scroll painting, and landscape painting
- Different styles and techniques of ancient martial arts
- Noteworthy paintings from ancient China
1. Ancient Asian Art & Architecture
Domed stone monuments and wood timber structures. Small bronze figurines and delicate pottery. What do these things have in common? You'll find out in this lesson, as we explore ancient Asian art and architecture.
2. Ancient Chinese Art
Did you know that early Chinese artists worked in many mediums, from metal and pottery to finely-carved jade? In this lesson, we'll explore different methods and examples of ancient Chinese art.
3. Ancient Chinese Architecture
One of the most definitive elements of ancient Chinese society is the architecture. In this lesson, we'll explore the main architectural elements of the Chinese tradition and see what made it unique from the architecture of the rest of the world.
4. Ancient Chinese Dragon Art
Dragons breathe fire and provoke terror, right? Not in Chinese art! Dragons have been important symbols in Chinese culture for thousands of years. In this lesson, let's explore ancient Chinese dragon art.
5. Ancient Chinese Landscape Painting
When you look at mountains or a stream tumbling over rocks, does it give you a sense of calm? It did to early Chinese artists, who created one of the earliest art forms in Asia. In this lesson, learn about ancient Chinese landscape painting.
6. Ancient Chinese Martial Arts: Styles & Techniques
Martial arts are amongst the most famous elements of Chinese culture. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of these art forms and see how they define traditional Chinese attitudes.
7. Ancient Chinese Scroll Painting
Have you ever watched a scene unfold before your eyes? That's what happens when you look at one form of Chinese art. In this lesson, we'll explore ancient Chinese scroll painting.
8. Ancient Chinese Sculpture
China has a long history of incredible art. In this lesson, we'll explore the history of ancient Chinese sculpture, including examples of bronze, terra cotta, and Buddha depictions.
9. Famous Ancient Chinese Paintings
China has a tradition of painting going back thousands of years. Some of these paintings are especially notable because of their subject matter or the history they leave behind. In this lesson, we'll learn about some of the most famous ancient Chinese paintings.
10. The Bund Shanghai: History & Facts
In this lesson, you will learn about the history of the Bund Shanghai. You will learn where and how the Bund was established and how it rose to prominence, making Shanghai the Paris of the East before its fall and subsequent revitalization.
11. What is a Shinto Shrine? - Definition & History
Shinto shrines are sacred places erected as an invitation to a ''kami'', or elemental spirit, to come and dwell there. Every community in Japan contains a Shinto shrine, embodying a culture of regular worship and devotion to natural forces.
12. What is Celadon Pottery? - History & Facts
There are many kinds of ceramics in the world; each has impacted different cultures. In this lesson, we'll explore celadon pottery, where it came from, and what makes it so special.
13. Jomon Period Houses, Pottery & Art in Japan
In this lesson, learn about the art of Prehistoric Japan created during the Jomon Period. Explore the pottery, figurines and other artistic creations from this time. Also, study the main characteristics of the first houses to be built.
14. Yayoi Pottery vs. Jomon Pottery
The Jomon and Yayoi peoples made up two of the oldest cultures in Japanese history. In this lesson, we'll compare their main material products (pottery) and examine the similarities and the differences.
15. Nara Period in Japan: Art, Architecture & Clothing
In this lesson, learn about the Nara Period in Japan and its Chinese- and Buddhist-inspired artwork. We will explore the main characteristics of the architecture, clothing, and other forms of art from this period.
16. Heian Period Art & Architecture in Japan
In this lesson, explore a time of development for a local Japanese taste: The Heian Period. Learn about the architecture for the nobility and for the clergy, the paintings and writings that were created and discover other forms of art from this time.
17. Women in Heian Period Japan
The women of Heian Period Japan had more freedom than other women around the world during the same years. To take a look at just how free Heian Period women were, give this lesson a read.
18. Kamakura Period Art, History & Culture
In this lesson, we explore the Kamakura period, an era of Buddhism and Samurai warriors. Learn about the history and culture that developed under the military government of this time. Also, study the arts and architecture that were created.
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