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HISTORY OF GARDENS AND LANDSCAPE

CODE 60985
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 9006 PROGETTAZIONE DELLE AREE VERDI E DEL PAESAGGIO(LM-3) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/18
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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.

    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)

    GUIDO MONTANARI

    VALERIA PIRAS

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    26/01/2022 09:00 TORINO Orale Gli esami si svolgeranno in presenza a Torino al Castello del Valentino.
    16/02/2022 09:30 TORINO Orale Gli esami si svolgeranno in presenza, a Torino al Castello del Valentino.
    20/06/2022 09:30 TORINO Orale Gli esami si terrano in aula 2VM, nella sede di via Morgari presso il castello del Valentino.
    18/07/2022 10:00 TORINO Orale Gli esami si terrano in aula 7V, presso il castello del Valentino a Torino.
    09/09/2022 09:00 TORINO Orale Gli esami si terrano in aula 7N, nella sede di via Boggio presso il Politecnico.