ARKEO 4162

ARKEO 4162

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course examines the art and architecture of the Inca Empire (ca. 1438-1532), the largest indigenous empire in the Americas prior to the Spanish conquest. The first half of the course explores architecture, monuments, and portable arts from Cuzco, the capital of the empire, as well as smaller coastal and highland cities, to understand the complexities of Inca imperial aesthetics and their role in the administration of nearly 10 million inhabitants along the Andes mountain chain of South America. The second half of the course examines artistic production in modern-day Peru, Bolivia, and Chile during the period of Spanish colonial rule (1532-1824). Special attention will be given to the visual codification of collective memories of the Incas during the post-conquest era.

When Offered Fall.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

Comments Co-meets with ARKEO 6162/ARTH 6162/LATA 6162.

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  • 17061ARKEO 4162  SEM 101