What you'll learn
- Students will learn the fundamentals of Japanese Architecture.
- The course enhances human development.
- The course promotes self-learning.
- The course seeks to enrich your life experience.
- There are no requirements other than an interest in Architecture and Japanese Architecture in particular.
Welcome to this course on Japanese Architecture. This course is an excellent and unique introduction to one of the most beautiful, thoughtful and harmonious architectures in the world. Every building and site covered in this course is known and documented by me personally. In this course we begin with the origins of Architecture in Japan, and from those origins we explore the evolution of architecture in Japan. I will introduce you to some of the best examples of Minka, Shinto Shrines, Buddhist Temples and Palaces. We examine the form, function and beauty of Japanese Architecture. It has been a pleasure to put this course on such a delightful subject together for you. At the end of this course you will be able to understand, analyze and appreciate Japanese Architecture. I teach lecture courses and studios as I wish they would have been taught to me. Much of the graphic material in my lectures is taken or generated first hand directly by me on site. I teach to learn. I teach subjects as I wish they were taught to me. The Mission Statement. Education is a tool for the improvement of successive generations. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius
This course is designed under the premise that humans should be taught in a way that is modeled after the educational patterns of evolution.
The design, development and application of educational systems based on the educational principles of evolution generates a philosophy and methodology of education in synchrony with the evolutionary education system that is firmly and deeply rooted in each of us.
Education for evolution is an educational system designed to help propel humans forward in the natural course of evolution. The purpose of education for evolution is to enhance and strengthen the natural evolutionary process of humans through the mechanism of education. The means to achieve this objective is the design of a curricula based on the same educational techniques and strategies used by natural evolution, enhanced and guided by the application of conscious educational decisions.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone interested in Japanese Architecture and culture.
Education: BFA, MFA, PhD in Educational Planning, MA Intercultural Studies, MS Architecture.
3 time Senior Fulbright Scholar, experienced University professor and practicing artist since childhood. I teach both art and architectural lecture courses and studios as I wish they would have been taught to me. Much of the graphic material in my lectures is taken or generated first hand directly by me on site. I have a good number of publications and research projects in art and architecture and have exhibited my paintings in several countries..