Covering the evolution of the designed and human-built landscape, students study how designed exterior spaces are informed by cultural ideas, landform, structures, infrastructure, and the existing natural environment.
Learn and understand design precedents over time and across Western culture to inform future design decisions
Develop a basic vocabulary of terms specific to landscape architecture and design
Understand the impact of history and inform decisions as to the appropriateness of design strategies and solutions in relation to historic context
About this course:
The Landscape Architecture Program's history course comprises the study of the evolution of landscape design through Western civilization. Lectures cover the outstanding examples of landscape garden design and their relationships to art and architecture, as well as the philosophical, social, political, and historical forces that influenced the designed environment. Instruction includes extensive visual materials.