HISTORY OF GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE

HISTORY OF GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE

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Code
60985
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9006 GREEN AREAS AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN (LM-3) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/18
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (GREEN AREAS AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The aim of the course is to present a general introduction to the history of landscape and gardening, from antiquity to the modern era.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Students must acquire the basic tools for research in landscape history, through two complementary approaches: fieldwork (local surveys) and desk research (documentary sources and historical maps). Lessons are divided into a systematic part and an historical part, which follows the chronological development from Roman era until today.

PREREQUISITES

Students should have a basic knowledge of the history of European architecture.

Teaching methods

The course consists of lessons, divided up according to historical eras, and includes visits to historic gardens.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Systematic part: - Basic tools for the study of historic landscapes - Landscape analysis: goals and methods - Sources for research: written sources and visual sources - Research organisation - Morphology of landscape and local history.

Historical part: - The historical development of landscapes and gardens in ancient world - The medieval garden and the monastic culture: the “hortus conclusus” - The Renaissance and the Italian garden - The French formal garden in the age of Louis XIV - Picturesque English landscape gardens in the 18th century - The development of public parks in 19th century.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Basic manuals: C. Tosco, Il paesaggio come storia, Il Mulino, Bologna 2006; C. Tosco, Storia dei giardini, dalla Bibbia al giardino all'italiana, Il Mulino, Bologna 2018; P. Grimal, L’arte dei giardini. Una breve storia, Donzelli Editore, Roma 2005.

Reccomended reading: F. Panzini, Progettare la natura. Architettura del paesaggio e dei giardini dalle origini all’epoca contemporanea, Zanichelli, Bologna 2005; C. Tosco, I beni culturali. Storia, tutela e valorizzazione, Il Mulino, Bologna 2014.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CARLO MARIO TOSCO (President)

MARCO PIRAS

ALESSANDRO GABBIANELLI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of lessons, divided up according to historical eras, and includes visits to historic gardens.

EXAMS

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/06/2020 16:00 TORINO Orale
07/09/2020 16:00 TORINO Orale