Undergraduate Course: Landscape Architecture Theory 1A (ARCH08047)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course offers an introduction to landscape architecture history in different epochs and geographical regions. It has a particular focus on European history.
This course offers an introduction to landscape architecture history in Europe and to key historical elements in other parts of the world, normally including North America and Asia. It is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork.
The Introduction to History of Landscape Architecture covers the early beginnings; the hydraulic civilizations of Mesopotamia, Persia and Egypt; the classical and the mediaeval gardens in Europe; expressions of the Renaissance and Baroque in garden design; 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; gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement; and a short overview of contemporary trends in landscape design. 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|| This course is only available to ECA students on degree programmes belonging to Landscape Architecture
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Undertake visual analysis through the medium of sketching, notes and brief commentary of historic examples of architecture and landscape architecture.
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of selected historical eras, styles, traditions and movements in architecture and landscape architecture.
- Demonstrate written communication skills via a critical and reflective approach to understanding particular historic examples of architecture and landscape architecture
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|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Knowledge and critical understanding of some of the key features, concepts and terminologies of landscape architecture historical precedent.
Ability to research, analyse, explore and interpret examples of historical precedent
Record different aspects of the designed landscape visually
|Course organiser||Prof Catharine Ward Thompson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5827
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Davis
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912