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 2021

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)

Max Enrollment: 20

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 1:16am 5/15/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021