ARTH 214 Fall 2012 The Landscape of Allusion: Gardens and Landscape Design to c. 1800

This lecture course investigates how humans have shaped and interpreted nature through a study of gardens, architecture, and painting from antiquity to the nineteenth century, with a focus on Europe and the early modern period. It traces the persistence of the classical tradition in European landscape design and also addresses to a lesser extent the Islamic world and America. Approaching landscape and the garden as expressive media, we examine the social and intellectual contexts of their design and themes such as the sacralization of landscape, its use as an instrument of power, and the invention of landscape as an idea.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: short reading responses, paper, midterm and final exams
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Prerequisites: ARTH 101-102 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preference: Art majors, Environmental Studies majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ARTH pre-1800 Courses
Enrollment Limit: 25
Expected Enrollment: 25
Class Number: 1816
ARTH214-01(F) LEC Gardens&Landscape to c1800 Division 1: Languages and the Arts Johanna Heinrichs
TF 2:35 PM-3:50 PM Lawrence 003 1816
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