Undergraduate Course: Landscape Theory (ARCH08017)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Indicative course content
A lecture and seminar based module exploring examples of contemporary landscape architecture.
Aims of course
1 To introduce some of the key influences on contemporary landscape design
2 To introduce a vocabulary, tools and methods to allow the analysis of contemporary landscape architecture
3 to give students the opportunity to analyse important design precedents and prototypes.
Mode of delivery
lectures and seminars.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 15,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 7,
Summative Assessment Hours 7,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students must pass all learning outcomes. The aggregation of failed Learning outcomes with passing learning outcomes to generate an overall pass mark is not permitted. Failure of one learning outcome will result in a Forced Fail (FF) outcome.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- broadly understand the history of urban & landscape design influences from Asia, Europe & North America.
- broadly understand the theoretical basis of landscape design.
- analyse, visually & comparatively, contemporary designs according to precedent.
|Indicative Bibliography |
Amidon, J (2001) Radical Landscapes. Thames & Hudson. Appleton, J (1996) The Experience of Landscape. Wiley, NY. Corner, J (1999) Recovering Landscape Cullen, G (1971) The Concise Townscape. Arch. Press. Czerniak, J (2001) Downsview Park Toronto Holden, R (2003) New Landscape Design. Arch. Press. Lynch, K (1960) The Image of the City. MIT Press. Reed, P (2005) Groundswell: constructing the contemporary landscape Swaffield, S (2002) Theory in Landscape Architecture: A Reader Treib, M (1993) Modern Landscape Architecture. MIT Press. Waldhiem, C (2006) The Landscape Urbanism Reader
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Landscape Institute criteria: landscape design: social, economic and cultural context.
|Course organiser||Mr Gordon Ross Mclean
Tel: (0131 6)51 5796
|Course secretary||Mrs Margaret Dingsdale
Tel: 0131 651 5803
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