This course examines the architectural and urban history of Mexico City, analyzing its founding by the Aztecs in the fourteenth century, its transformation into a center of Spanish colonial splendor, and its re-invention as a booming twenty-first century mega-city. The course will also consider how travelers, artists, and critics have represented this dynamic metropolis throughout its 700-year history. (Offered occasionally.) Prerequisite: Completion of one course in Art History, or sophomore standing, or consent of instructor.
The Capacities, The Interdisciplinary Clusters