cod. 1010726

Academic year 2023/24
1° year of course - First semester
- Isotta CORTESI
Academic discipline
Architettura del paesaggio (ICAR/15)
Discipline archeologiche e architettoniche
Type of training activity
30 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit

Learning objectives

- knowledge and understanding: acquire the terminology of the subject; know the main stages in the development of landscape concepts.
- application ability: knowing how to use the terminology and vocabulary of reference to describe and analyze precise examples and themes.
- judgment skills: knowing how to analyze a critical text or thematic elaboration
- learning ability: the student will be able to recognise, place chronologically and describe the main areas of landscape knowledge.



Course unit content

Landscape architecture.
The different and co-present definitions of landscape are addressed in the comparison between different knowledge (aesthetics, geography, painting, architecture, landscaping and humanistic fields...). The depiction (in painting, cartography and photography) of the landscape. The construction of the landscape as a notion of identity of peoples. The European Landscape Convention (CEP of 2000). The role of Landscape Architecture in the contemporary city.

Full programme

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The bibliography will be integrated during the lessons through essays and reference texts.
Some exam texts will be available in PDF format which will be progressively updated.

On the notion of landscape:
- G. Clément, Manifesto of the Third Landscape, Quodlibet, 2005
- R. Assunto, Landscape and aesthetics, Naples, Giannini, 1973 (vol. 1)
- C. Tosco, Landscape as history, Bologna, Il Mulino 2007 (pdf)
- M. Venturi Ferriolo, Beyond the garden, Einaudi, 2019
-THE. Cortesi, The landscape at the center. Integration between disciplines, 2017
AA.VV., Public Nature, «Area», n. 152, 2017 monographic issue on landscape;
European Landscape Convention, 2000;
at 22 Editions, Syracuse, 2017.
V. Lingiardi, Mindscapes. Psyche in the landscape, Cortina Raffaello, pp.261.
E. K. Meyer, Sustaining beauty. The performance of appearance. A manifesto in three parts, in «JoLA», vol.3, issue1, 2008, pp. 6-23. Extract translated into Italian in AREA, n°152,
S. Settis, Landscape Concrete Constitution. The battle for the environment against civil degradation, Einaudi, 2010;
S. Settis, The landscape as a common good, The School of Pythagoras, 2013;
S. Settis, Architecture and democracy. Landscape, city, civil rights, Einaudi, 2017;

Teaching methods

The course will take place through lectures with frontal teaching methods where specific thematic areas and topics, authors or critical texts will be explored in depth from time to time.

Assessment methods and criteria

Verification of learning will be carried out through a written test lasting approximately 2 hours and a subsequent oral test. The written test is preparatory to the interview which will take place in the following exam session.
The written test will consist of 26 questions, the same are loaded into the ELLY system.
The oral discussion will take place on the topics presented during the lessons and on the texts assigned on the ELLY platform.

Other information

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