HAA 197 - The Imperial Arts of the Inca and the Aztec

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

Thomas Cummins

This course concentrates on the art and architecture of the two ancient American civilizations, surveying the forms of representation used to establish imperial presence within the accepted vernacular of Mesoamerican and Andean artistic traditions. Special attention is given to the role of art as a means of expressing imperial claims to mythic and historic precedents, upon which political and economic expansion could be realized.