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Survey of European Gardens & Urban Design


HISTORY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: A SURVEY OF EUOPEAN GARDEN AND URBAN DESIGN This course is a comprehensive survey of the development of landscape architecture from ancient civilizations to the twentieth century in Europe. Emphasis is on Italian, Spanish, French and English gardens, parks, and urban spaces. The lectures will focus on landscape and urban design theory, construction materials and methods of construction, and the cultural and social aspects that effect design. The goal is to provide the student with an understanding of the resulting continuum of European designed gardens, parks and urban spaces; what influenced their design, how they influenced and related to each other, and what we can learn from them when designing today. Three tests are required. No research paper is required.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

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