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This subject was formerly called History of Designed Landscape (PG).
A critical examination of landscape architecture as a discipline that has shaped public and private landscapes through time. Philosophies and theories relating to design and associated professions are discussed in relation to the evolution of landscape architecture on the international scene. The history of landscape architecture in Australia is contextualised and the Australian contemporary landscape is considered as a product of its colonial and twentieth century cultural contexts.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of the subject students should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the discipline of landscape architecture and the critical historical moments that defined it as a profession;
- Understand the formative cultural, natural and physical influences which have affected the landscape design outcomes in the past;
- Understand how to apply historical development of landscape architecture on the international scene within the context of the Australian condition;
- Develop an understanding of research methods and skills for the critical appraisal of designed landscapes.
On completion of the subject students should have developed the knowledge of comprehensive and critical reading, and essay writing and historical surveys.
Last updated: 2 December 2019