Pre-Hispanic Art and Design of South America

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Pre-Hispanic Art and Design
Fall 2023
Taught By: Raul Zamudio
Section: A

CRN: 12058

Credits: 3

This course covers Pre-Hispanic art and design of the Andes, the Caribbean, and Mesoamerica. It begins with the Olmecs c. 2000 BCE and ends with the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs, 1519-1521. Although this terminates Mesoamerican art proper, the course also explores post-conquest Indo-Hispano art that was neither purely indigenous nor Colonial, but a syncretic hybrid formed and shaped by both New and Old World cultures. Regarding the Andes, the course begins with Chavin de Huantar c.1200 BCE and terminates with the Inca and their conquest by the Spanish in 1534. Also to be studied will be the art and culture of the Taino that inhabited areas of the Caribbean. The type of art and design the course will investigate both formally and in context includes architecture, painting, sculpture, textiles and costume, performance or ritual-based art, ceramics, lapidary arts, manuscripts, and featherwork. Pathways: Art and Design History

Open to: University undergraduat degree students, freshman, and sophomores only. Pre-requisite(s): first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 7:10am EDT 5/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/5/2023