ERIC Number: ED258900
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Peoples, Processes and Patterns: Japan.
Gibbons, Joan; And Others
Designed for use by elementary and secondary teachers but useful to anyone interested in Japanese art, this booklet considers the ways in which design issues have been solved in Japanese culture, both in the past and the present. Following a discussion of major Japanese design concepts and Japanese motifs, the text traces the historical development of Japanese art from the Joman period (up to 200 B.C.) to the Edo period (1615-1868). Subsequent sections focus on other Japanese art patterns and processes including calligraphy, seals, paper, packaging, tea ceremonies, and Japanese gardens. These worksheets are designed to involve the students in understanding the principles of Japanese design by working on projects which use these principles and Japanese methods. Throughout the booklet religious belief systems underlying design ideas are covered, as well as the concept of space, which is seen in the context of a densely populated and highly urbanized environment. The book concludes with a glossary, a list of additional resources, and a bibliography. (IS)
Descriptors: Art, Art Education, Asian History, Asian Studies, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Design Crafts, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnography, Folk Culture, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Japanese Culture, Student Projects, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.
Identifiers - Location: Japan