COLQ: ART HISTORICAL STUDIES

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Art History

Course Number: 
260
Institution: 
Smith College
Topics course. By examining textile production (both hand weaving and industrial) and fashion (both streetwear and haute couture), this class investigates questions around cultural exchange, industrialization, and globalization. Students will gain knowledge about the flexibility of taxonomies of art, and they will learn basic analyses of textiles, dress, and fashion as they relate to African and African Diasporic cultures. Among the topics we study: Kente cloth and nationalism; waxprint cloth and globalization; Hip hop music and global fashion; and African fashion and haute couture.
Comments: 

Topic: Textiles and Fashion in Contemporary Africa and the African Diaspora.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Schedule #: 
39833-S13

Course Sections

COLQ: ART HISTORICAL STUDIES
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 4.0

Amanda Gilvin

TTh 03:00-04:50

HILLYR L19