LAA211 The History of Garden Art and Landscape Architecture
Showing course contents for the educational year 2018 - 2019 .
Course responsible: Karsten Jørgensen
Teachers: Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn, Anne Katrine Geelmuyden
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: NO
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
The course consists of lectures, seminars, individual assignments and group projects. The lectures will provide an overview of garden art and landscape architecture histories and some theoretical discourses. Some major works are subjected to analysis that is more extensive. Additional relevant topics are the rehabilitation of historic gardens, the Cultural Heritage Act and international conventions e.g. the European Landscape Convention and Florence Charter. The seminars will deal with conservation, use and development of historic gardens and landscapes etc. The individual tasks include writing scholarly texts. Group tasks may involve the development of an exhibition on a theme from the reading list.
Knowledge: Display insight into relevant issues regarding the history of garden art and challenges related to the management and rehabilitation of historic gardens and landscapes. The student will have insight into the theories and methods relevant to the history of landscape architecture, and an overview of current topics and challenges in this field.
Skill: Finding, evaluating and referring to technical material and present it so that it highlights a problem in garden art and landscape history. Students will learn to analyse and evaluate a historical site and theme as contextual basis for identifying garden historical issues and challenges, and outline draft solutions, for example in the form of rehabilitation and management plans with a view to sustainable solutions.
Competence: Discuss and present perspectives on the garden art and landscape architecture history orally, in writing and in exhibition form.
Teaching methods in the topic is literature studies, participation in lectures and seminars and visits to relevant gardens and landscape historic areas. By working with assignments, both individually and in groups, students will use the ideas and theories in specific case studies, and receive guidance and response to the submitted projects.
Magne Bruun: Norske hager gjennom tusen år (Andresen og Butenschøn, 2007)
John Dixon Hunt: A World of Gardens (Reaktion Books, London 2012)
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History (Harry N. Abrams 2001)
Additional literature depending on the case study
LAA115 / LAA116
1. year M-LA.
1 - 2 individual essays
1 group assignment
Written exam 3 hours in the exam period, A-F.
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
Approximately 40-50 hours of lectures/seminars, ca 100 hours self study/self organized work with assigments
Written exam will be evaluated by external examiners.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått