LAA211 The History of Garden Art and Landscape Architecture
Check for course changes due to the coronavirus outbreak on Canvas and StudentWeb.
Showing course contents for the educational year starting in 2020 .
Course responsible: Annegreth Dietze-Schirdewahn, Karsten Jørgensen
Teachers: 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: 2012H
The course is structured on the basis of lectures and individual assignments. An overview is given of the history of landscaping and landscape architecture and some theoretical discourses. Some central works are subject to more extensive analysis. In addition, information is provided on the rehabilitation of historical gardens, the Cultural Heritage Act and international conventions such as the European Landscape Convention and the Florence Charter. The individual assignments consist of drawings and sketches of historical gardens, combined with short texts.
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: Finding, assessing and referring 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.
Teaching methods in the topic is literature studies, participation in lectures and visits to relevant gardens and landscape historic areas.
Christophe Girot: The course of landscape architecture (Thames & Hudson, 2016)
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)
LAA115 / LAA116
1. year M-LA.
ca 10 individual sketch assignments
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 30 hours of lectures/seminars, ca 120 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: Continuous exam: A - E / F