Postgraduate Course: History of Landscape Architecture (ARCH11168)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course offers an introduction to landscape architecture history from the Neolithic until contemporary times. It is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars and assessed via a seminar presentation and a written essay submission (2000 words).
This introduction to the history of landscape architecture covers European landscape history, from early agricultural communities to mediaeval gardens in Europe; expressions of the Renaissance in garden designs of Italy, France and Britain; the eighteenth-century English Landscape Garden tradition, including the work of Kent, Brown and Repton; the Picturesque; the early parks movement in Britain; Loudon and the Gardenesque; and gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement. It also takes an international perspective to cover key design traditions in one or more of the following: northern India, China, Japan and North America.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Pre-requisites
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of the profession and the characteristics and context of different landscape design styles, traditions and movements.
- Analyse, and compare particular case studies of historical landscape design practice, demonstrating a broad understanding of the selected historic styles and contexts, and of the design elements and vocabulary typical of them.
- Discuss principles, techniques and practices from history as precedents for contemporary practice.
- Demonstrate the ability to present a succinct and critical understanding of the case studies allocated for assessment purposes, using oral and visual presentation skills.
|Beyond the few items listed below, a further, considerably more extensive reading list, indicating what is relevant to each lecture, is provided as a separate document on LEARN and notes on each lecture and details of examples illustrated will be provided at least 24 hours in advance.|
Debois Landscape Survey Group, Designed Landscapes in Scotland: notes on their planting and management, Scottish Natural Heritage Review, No 82, 1997
Girouard, Mark. Life in the English Country House. Penguin Books, 1980, London
Girot, Christophe. The Course of Landscape Architecture: A HIstory of our Designs on the Natural World, from Prehistory to the Present. Thames & Hudson, 2016, New York.
Hunt, John Dixon & Willis, Peter (Eds). The Genius of the Place : The English Landscape Garden, 1620-1820 P. Elek, 1975, London
Jellicoe, Geoffrey & Susan. The Landscape of Man, Thames & Hudson, 1975, London.
Moore, Charles et al. The Poetics of Gardens, MIT Press, 1993, Cambridge (US) and London
Moser, Monique & Teyssot, George (Eds). The History of Garden Design, Thames & Hudson, 1991, London
Pregill, P., & Volkman, N. Landscape in History: Design and Planning in the Eastern and Western traditions, 1999, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., New York
Steenbergen, Clemens, et al. Architecture and Landscape: The Design Experiment of the Great European Gardens and Landscapes, Prestal Verlag, Munich, 1996.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Ability to undertake critical analysis and evaluation of ideas, concepts, and issues around historic landscape design. Draw on a range of sources in making judgements.
Ability to present information on a specialised topic to informed audiences and interpret, use and evaluate a wide range of graphical data to achieve goals.
Ability to exercise substantial autonomy and initiative, and take responsibility for own work.
||Landscape Institute criteria: social, economic and cultural context
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||This course is delivered primarily through a lecture series and seminars. All assessment is individual, based on a seminar presentation and an essay submission.
|Keywords||LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
|Course organiser||Dr Francisca Lima
Tel: (0131 6)51 5862
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Davis
Tel: (0131 6)51 5735