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This course surveys theories and practices in landscape architecture from the English picturesque garden to current debates on landscape urbanism. Taking the Industrial Revolution as a starting point, course activities address the historical transformation of traditional modes of perception and colonization of space. Students will interrogate, along with specific design intentions, the role of technology, economics, aesthetic theory, philosophy, and politics in shaping landscapes around the world at various scales. The course ultimately aims at instigating historically informed discussions of the current state and the future of the discipline, and to trace the emergence of landscape discourses involving nature, ecological systems, sustainability, and global urbanization processes.
|Fulfills||Barch: HT Elective, BDS-HTC: Concentration Elective, BID: HT Elective, BLA: Required|
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