Fall 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.
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