Spring 2012 not offered
AMST 374, ENVS 374|
Considered the father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted exerted a profound influence on landscape design and management that continues to the present. In this course we shall study Olmsted's major public projects (Central Park, Prospect Park, Boston's "Emerald Necklace," the Columbian Exposition grounds) to explore how Olmsted and his contemporaries conceived of the urban public and how they endeavored to manage that public by eliciting orderly behavior through aesthetic engagement within a designed environment. We shall also study Olmsted's legacy in the work and writings of such artists and designers as Robert Smithson and James Corner.
In this course students will be expected to engage in the critical analysis of designed landscapes as informed by literary and philosophical texts and practical treatises, in particular as regards approaches to patronage, management, and reception.
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Frederick Law Olmsted, CIVILIZING AMERICAN CITIES: WRITING ON CITY LANDSCAPES (1997) 978-0306807657
Charles Beveridge, et al. FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED: DESIGNING THE AMERICAN LANDSCAPE(2005) 978-0847818426
David Schuyler, THE NEW URBAN LANDSCAPE (1988) 978-0801837487
Other readings will be available on E-Res or on-line databases.
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Short response papers; class presentation and research paper.
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There will be a mandatory field trip to New York City scheduled on a Saturday.
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