ARC 342C (00825) ARC 395C (01215)
TTH 9:30-11:00am, GOL 3.120
A survey of Mexican architecture and urbanism from pre-Columbian times to the 21st century.
Mexican architecture is recognized worldwide as a cultural expression with distinctive and significant contributions to the global realm of architecture and design. This course focuses on the most significant ideas, places and architects that have shaped, and continue to shape, Mexican architecture and urbanism from the pre-Columbian and Colonial periods through the 21st century.
This course aims to expand the intellectual curiosity of students, especially towards ancient cultures and current Mexican culture, which is often poorly understood. In a broader sense, students are also expected to gain insights on how people’s wills, historical circumstances and belief systems, interacting with Nature, shape the built environment around us.
This course is open to graduate students and upper-division undergraduate students from all disciplines of the School of Architecture (Architecture, Historic Preservation, Urban Design, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Planning).
No architectural background is required to take this class. Therefore, this course is also open to interested graduate students and upper-division undergraduate students from across campus, especially those majoring in Urban Studies, Art History, Mexican American Studies and Latin American Studies.