Topics in Cultural Landscapes: The Art of Frederick Law Olmsted|
Spring 2013 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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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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