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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Julia E. Guernsey


Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Art & Art History
Julia E. Guernsey



Mesoamerica; archaeology; Pre-Columbian; Maya; Olmec; sculpture

LAS 327 • Mesoamerican Art & Culture

39470 • Fall 2015
Meets TTH 930am-1100am ART 1.120
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Mesoamerican art, architecture, and its archaeological context, with emphasis on the social function of art and visual culture in ancient Mesoamerica up to the time of European contact.

LAS 381 • Archaeol Landscapes: Mesoamer

40430 • Spring 2012
Meets TH 930am-1230pm ART 3.432
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This course will explore the conceptualization of space, place, the built environment, and nature/sacred locations in ancient Mesoamerica in both the ancient past and modern scholarship. Themes to be addressed include the various ways in which archaeological landscapes are constructed and experienced, as well as the making and visualization of memory and place through architecture, sculpture, natural and human-built pathways, and maps. Special consideration will be given to how we access and present information concerning ancient archaeological landscapes and the various ways in which it can be interpreted, with an eye to not only the field of Mesoamerican studies but to the broader domains of art history, archaeology, and anthropology more generally. This course will consider evidence from the Preclassic, Classic, and Post Classic periods and from the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec regions.

LAS 327 • Mesoamerican Art

40125 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 1230pm-200pm DFA 2.204
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Mesoamerican art and architectural styles, with emphasis on the function of art in culture. Art History 347L and Latin American Studies 322 (Topic: Mesoamerican Art) may not both be counted.Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

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