Introduction

This course is about artistic styles from Prehistory to the present era as they are known in occidental art and an overview of Mexican art from the origins to the XXth century. 

It is accessible in English, French and Spanish and refers to a Mexican city to establish a link between the past and the present: Tampico

Periods in Art History


Beginings Mexico Post-gothic
Prehistory
Egypt
Mesopotamia
Crete
Greece
Rome
Paleochristian
Byzantium
Middle Ages
Islam
Romanesque
Gothic
Olmecs
Mayans
Teotihuacan
Tenochtitlan
Huastecs
Tajin
Colony
Independence
Turn of the Century
Muralism
20th Century
Exercises
Renaissance
Mannerism
Baroque
Rococo
Neoclassicism
Romanticism
Realism
Impresionism
..Isms
Architecture_19..
Abstraction
Movement


 Other Links


Hit-Parade


 
   


 
 
 

Our Exhibits

Huastec Murmur
Fragments, United Continents



The project

This project was born in 1991, when prof. John Grozik at SLIS, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, taught the group of ITESM librarians how to use Hypercard. At that time, however, conditions weren't favorable on this campus of ITESM. Things changed in summer 95 when the campus Web was created. 

The team includes principally : Roxana Farias (photos, translation into English), Jesus Dorantes Rivera , Carlos Luengas, Eugenio Puente (programming, interface), Elvia Barron (french translation and edition), Anne Souchaud de Luengas (design, text, search for and selection of images); It includes also, students and colleagues who gave their time and talent to edit, verify, search, maps and programming: Alejandro Ramírez, Jorge Villanueva, Serafin Tella, Manuel Bermúdez.... and those who lent their images from such far away places as Australia, Greece, New Zeland...The project has become international. 

Thanks to all: 

Kathleen Cohen, Bruno Mannoni, George y Christine Mansoor, Plamen Blaznikov, Thomas Rocheford, Khaled El sayed, Olivier Reyes Gutierrez, Laurent Alquier, Dr. Andre Bayuk, Andreas B. Syrigos, René Berger, Michael Greenhalgh, Dr. Stones, Royce Fromme, Claudio Forghieri, Wolfgang Werner, Panayotis Samaras, Michael Olteanu, Ross Firas, Rey Cedron, Bernard Bailly, Dean Dherak, P.B. Halsall, Pilar Violante, Suzanne Latour, Martha de la Garza, Christus Rex, Maison du patrimoine, Office du Tourisme, Jorge Torres Nader, Roberto García Escobar, Sergio Llerena, Mauricio Guerra, Diego Moreno, Marina Cominetti, Asdrubal Belandria Pereyra, Gretchen García, Raimundo Edgar, Carlos Arnaus, Aarón Gonzalez, Jaime Rodriguez, Ricardo Sanchez, Cecilia Valdez, la editorial mexicana "Fondo de Cultura Económica", La Universidad de Colima, especially Lic. Lourdes Feria.... 

Focus

The original idea was to offer a history of architecture: 
  • Using as reference our local and hybrid architecture 
  • Taking advantage of the network richness ....
Passion took us farther... 

Process

  1. Generation of text after bibliographic research. Translation, edition. 
  2. Search for images around the city, filming. 
  3. Search for images on the network, cataloging, permission, treatment. 
  4. Programming of spanish text, pasting of images and checking. 
  5. Copy programming into English and French texts, checking. 
  6. Placement of materials on the network, backing up. 
  7. Design of preliminary exercises 
  8. Design of pre-evaluations.
If you'd like to do something similar take the following in account: 
  • Identifying, cataloging and classifying images for a 5 or more chapters project requires extreme precision. 
  • Using a java or html editor saves a lot of time. 
  • Tables help organize visual information in an agreable way. 
  • Gif images are more precise than jpg ones, but they also mean many more Ks, except if your images are black and white. 
  • Most colleagues on the network are generous and cooperative, but some do not open their mail in centuries. 
  • The configuration of the receiving computer may change the quality of what you propose. 
  • You will always need more time than what you plan. 
  • Creation is a passion and enjoyment is great: good luck! Anne
© Copyright, ITESM Campus Tampico.
Date of project: June 20th 1996
Last update: February 23rd  2001