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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 knowledge of precedents for landscape design from ancient times to the present day;
- Apply precedents used in a range of different kinds of designed landscapes through time to solve contemporary problems using comparative analysis, critical appraisal and fieldwork;
- Identify and understand the formative cultural, natural, social, economic and political influences which have affected the careers of landscape designers and the design outcomes in the past.
On completion of the subject students should have developed the knowledge of comprehensive and critical reading and essay-writing abilities.
Last updated: 16 May 2020