Fall 2016

Native American Art and Architecture

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-387


Chris Couch (Section 01)


This course provides an introduction to Native American Indian art and architecture from North and Latin America. It focuses on the modern and contemporary periods (with some attention to archaeological art), exploring traditions in architecture, sculpture, painting, masks, textiles, and ceramics. The first half of the semester concentrates on the Woodlands, Plains, and Southwest; the second on the Northwest Coast, Arctic, Mexico and Guatemala, Central America, the Andes, and Amazonia. The course will be interdisciplinary, with each unit including readings of narratives or texts, analyses of visual materials, and each will also include readings on aesthetics and translation, as well as cultural and literary criticism, as appropriate.

Limited to 35 students. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Couch.

If Overenrolled: Priority given to ARHA majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major.


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2016