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Historic Landscape Preservation Theory


This course tracks the development of landscape preservation from its roots in nineteenth-century theories of monument preservation to the most recent ideas about heritage and landscape. Topics include the restoration of Le Nôtre gardens by the Duchênes, the estate preservation work of the National Trust of Great Britain, the theoretical writings of J.B. Jackson and others on the value of vernacular landscape, and the creation and influence of Colonial Williamsburg and its many imitators. Through guided readings and class discussions, students develop an understanding of the history of the landscape preservation movement and its value in shaping responsible treatment today.

Credits 1.5 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
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 pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. 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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