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History of Landscape Design:Renaissance to 1900


This course is a comprehensive survey of the development of landscape architecture from the Renaissance to 1990. The principal theme is the integral relationship between architecture and landscape design. Students examine the work of major designers including André Le Nôtre, Capability Brown, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr., and Dan Kiley. Cultural and literary backgrounds are studied in relation to the general development of landscape design in Italy, France, England, and North America. Field trips supplement slide presentations and readings. A 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 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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