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CORE 003 SC - Sites of Seduction: Aesthetic Contexts of the French Garden and its Others


What does the built environment, and specifically landscape architecture, tell us about the culture that creates it? How can gardens be considered as barometers of the human condition, and how do they define the relationship between humankind and Nature as they reflect the aspirations of an era? Framed within the multiple contexts of art, architecture, literature, politics, and social history, this course will approach the French garden as a paradigm of interdisciplinary inquiry. Central to our concerns will be the evolution from order to chaos as Louis XIV's seventeenth-century brand of absolutism gave way to eighteenth-century notions of exoticism, intimacy, and enlightenment. As our analysis shifts to twentieth- and twenty-first century landscapes, we will illuminate the ways in which modern gardens constitute new terrains for experimentation as they stand at the intersection of histories present and past.

Course Credit: 1.0


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