Dress, Textiles and World Cultures

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Majors Only

Dress, Textiles, and World

Fall 2021

Taught By: Magali Berthon

Section: A

CRN: 12778

Credits: 3

Drawing from a range of theoretical frameworks including material culture, anthropology, and textile and fashion studies, this course explores the specificities of dress, textile techniques, and ornamentation of the body in a global context. It encourages students to explore and appreciate dress cultures from South and East Asia, Northern and Western Africa, Native American and South America. Dress is considered a marker of individual and social identities to express religious/symbolic beliefs, ceremonial/domestic functions, status, and gender dynamics. Organized by region, each lecture spans from the early modern period to the contemporary era, especially focusing on museum collections in the United States to provide an updated perspective on curatorial practices in the field of world dress. The course will also explore object-based methodologies, relying on study visits, especially at the Metropolitan Museum, as students learn to associate artifacts with their cultures of provenance. Open to: University graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:41am 10/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 702

Date Range: 9/2/2021 - 12/16/2021