Course code LAA211

LAA211 The History of Garden Art and Landscape Architecture

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Course responsible: Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn, Nina Marie Andersen
Teachers: Anne Katrine Geelmuyden, Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel,
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:
Course contents:
The course is structured on the basis of lectures and individual assignments. An overview is given of histories of garden art and landscape architecture and some theoretical discourses. In addition, information is provided on the rehabilitation of historical gardens, the Cultural Heritage Act and international conventions such as the European Landscape Convention.
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: know the most important garden art historical style epochs and their characteristics. Show insight into relevant garden art historical issues, as well as issues related to the management and rehabilitation of historical gardens and landscapes. The student should have insight into theories and methods that are relevant to the history and theory of landscape architecture, as well as an overview of socially relevant academic issues and challenges in this area.

Skills: Assessing  to subject matter and presenting it so that it highlights an issue in the art of garden and landscape architecture. The student should be able to analyze and assess place and task as contextual basis for identifying garden historical issues and challenges.

Competence: Discuss and present professional perspectives on garden art and landscape architecture in writing.

Learning activities:
Teaching methods in the topic is literature studies, participation in lectures and visits to relevant gardens and landscape historic areas. 
Teaching support:

Litteraturlisten nedenfor angir støttelitteratur. Pensum defineres til ulike tema med utgangspunkt i denne listen. Enkelte suppleringer kan forekomme.


Barlow Rogers, Elizabeth: Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History. Harry N. Abrams, New York, 2001. 

Bruun, Magne: Norske hager gjennom tusen år. Andresen og Butenschøn, Oslo, 2007.

Girot, Christophe: The course of landscape architecture. Thames & Hudson, New York, 2016. 

Hunt, John Dixon: A world of gardens. Reaktion Books, London, 2012.   

Jørgensen, Karsten og Vilde Stabel (red.): Ny norsk landskapsarkitektur. Gyldendal akademisk, Oslo, 2010. 

Osuldsen, Jenny B. (red.): Utestemmer: Pionertid i norsk landskapsarkitektur 1900-1960. Orfeus, Oslo, 2019.

Turner, Tom: European gardens, History, Philosophy and Design. Routledge, London, 2011.  

Sørensen, Einar: Norsk havekunst under europeisk himmel. Scandinavian Academic press, Oslo, 2013.  


Apall-Olsen, Linken: «Lys, luft og grønt til folket. Grønn funksjonalisme i Oslo». Fremtid for fortiden, s. 62-73.

Bruun, Magne og Mette Eggen. «Hagekunstens historie i Norge». Byggekunst 6, 1992, s. 347-373.

Kanon landskapsarkitektur, Arkitektur N 6/2019.

Recommended prerequisites:
1. year M-LA.
Mandatory activity:
Ca 10 individual sketch assignments, one presentation.
Written exam 3 hours in the exam period, A-F.
Nominal workload:
125 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Approximately 30 hours of lectures/seminars, ca 95 hours self study/self organized work with assigments
Written exam will be evaluated by external examiners.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: Letter grades