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LA History I:Ancient to 1800


This course covers the period of Ancient landscapes through the end of the 17th. Century, including Asian examples (the Hanging Gardens of Babylon and English landscape gardens of the 17th. Century), covering their creators, and the key personalities who shaped the classical world. Course content addresses outstanding examples of landscape and garden design, its relationship to art, architecture, and cultural context. It also emphasizes the philosophical, social, political, and historical forces that influenced the designed environment. Extensive visual materials are included as part of the instruction.

Credits 3 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills BArch: HT Elective, BDS-HTC: Concentration Elective, BID: HT Elective, BLA: Required
Fall, Spring


* 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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