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A critical examination of the historical development of landscape architectural design, including the events, social influences and personalities involved, and the philosophies and theories that were developed. The formative evolutionary influences of natural and cultural factors as they shaped the contemporary landscape, and the development of public and private landscape architecture today are addressed.
Intended learning outcomes
On the completion of the subject students should be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad knowsledge of international and historical landscape architecture from ancient times to the present day;
- Apply the principles used in historical landscape design projects to solve contemporary problems;
- Understand the formative cultural and physical influences which have affected the landscape design outcomes in the past;
- Apply an understanding of social factors influencing key figures in landscape history to developments in terms of institutionalisation and professionalisation of landscape design.
On completion of the subject students should have developed the knowledge of comprehensive and critical reading and essay-writing abilities.
Last updated: 20 February 2024