Course syllabus TVKA1 - Theory and History of Garden Design I (FH - WS 2020/2021)

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Course code:
Course title in Czech: Theory and History of Garden Design I
Course title in English: Theory and History of Garden Design I
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Fulfillment of requirements (5 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 10/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery: usual
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Department of Garden and Landscape Architecture (FH)
Ing. Anna Magni, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
doc. Dr. Ing. Dana Wilhelmová (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Timetable in this semester:
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Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Main objective of this course is to obtain basic knowledge of the manner in which the designed environment has been formed.
Case studies from European Gardens are used to help to understand how all Elements of Landscape Design work.
Course content:
Antiquity (allowance 4/2)
Classical Egypt
b.Classical Mesopotamia
Classical Greece
Classical Rome

2.Middle Ages (allowance 4/2)
Heritage of Classical Rome
Hortus conclusus ("enclosed garden")
Moorish Garden

3.Italian Garden (allowance 8/8)
Italian Garden as a Style
Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque
Influence of Italian Garden in European Garden Design

French Garden (allowance 8/8)
Development of French Garden as a style from Renaissance to André le Nôtre's Baroque
b.Analysis of work of André le Nôtre
Influence of French Garden in European Landscape Design

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
28 h
0 h
10 h
0 h
6 h
0 h
professional educational excursion
12 h
0 h
8 h
0 h
2 h
0 h
preparation for exam
50 h
0 h
preparation for regular assessment
5 h
0 h
preparation for regular testing
10 h
0 h
report from excursion, tour, practical placement
4 h
0 h
writing of seminar paper
5 h
0 h
140 h
0 h
Assessment methods:
Graded Course.
Student has the obligation to actively pass 90% of the exercises, successfully pass a written test (more than 50% points), successfully pass the essay out of the field exercise and actively participate in the colloquium.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendanceCombined form
0 %
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
GOTHEIN, M L. Geschichte der Gartenkunst : von Ägypten bis zur Renaissance in Italien, Spanien und Portugal. 4th ed. München: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1997. 451 p.
GOTHEIN, M L. Geschichte der Gartenkunst: von der Renaissance in Frankreichbis zur Gegenwart. 4th ed. München: Eugen Diederichs Verlag, 1997. 505 p.
JELLICOE, G. -- JELLICOE, S. The landscape of man: shaping the environment from prehistory to the present day. 3rd ed. New York, N.Y.: Thames and Hudson, 1995. 408 p. ISBN 978-0-500-27819-2.
SHEPHERD, J. -- JELLICOE, G. Italian Gardens of Renaissance. 5th ed. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1993. 10 p. ISBN 1-878271-52-0.
The landscape of civilisation: created for the Moody Historical Gardens. Northiam, East Sussex: Garden Art Press, 1989. 200 p. ISBN 1-870673-01-8.
JELLICOE, G. et al. The Oxford companion to gardens. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. 635 p. ISBN 0-19-860440-8.
RIEDEL, D. -- NEUMANN, P. -- DOKOUPIL, Z. Historické zahrady v Čechách a na Moravě. Praha: Nakladatelsví československých výtvarných umělců, 1957. 253 p.
PACÁKOVÁ-HOŠŤÁLKOVÁ, B. et al. Zahrady a parky v Čechách, na Moravě a ve Slezsku. 2nd ed. Praha: Libri, 2004. 526 p. ISBN 80-7277-279-1.
DOKOUPIL, Z. Zahrada a park v historickém vývoji. Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1957.
WIRTH, Z. Evropská zahrada. Praha: Svaz čes.spolků pro okrašlování a ochranu domoviny, 1911. 31 p.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme B-RMGM Realisations and Municipal greenery management, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Programme B-LAA Landscape architecture, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Programme B-RMGM Realisations and Municipal greenery management, part-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Course listed in previous semesters:
SS 2019/2020 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno, Lednice

Last modification made by Josef Knézlík on 04/28/2020.

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