History of gardens

lbarc2147  2021-2022  Bruxelles Saint-Gilles

History of gardens
3.00 credits
30.0 h
de Lestrange Roselyne;
Main themes
Introduction the art of garden design, adaptation to the site, layout, strategy of how the garden unfolds.
The constants are:
  • what can be made of height, aspect, views
  • control of the hydraulics
  • working with boundaries and links
  • use of perspective and colour
  • visual and/or real pathways
  • architecture of plants
  • symbolic repertoire.
The period covered stretches from the 1st to the 20th century:
Gardens from Antiquity, medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, classical, landscape or romantic, historic and contemporary gardens.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Specific learning outcomes:
By the end of this course, students will be able to
  • recognise the laws of composition applied to European gardens through history.
  • make reference to other subjects such as botany, hydraulics, climatology, landscape, semiology and sociology.
  • make sense of an architectural procedure centred on the garden and express it clearly.
Contribution to the learning outcomes reference network:
Build knowledge of architecture
  • Be familiar with and analyse the discipline's basic references
Make use of other subjects
  • Interpret and synthesise the knowledge of other subjects
Express an architectural procedure
  • Express ideas clearly in oral, graphic and written form
Baridon, M. (1998). Les jardins. Paysagistes, jardiniers, poètes. Robert Laffont.
Bénetière, M_H. (2017). Jardin, Vocabulaire typologique et technique, Editions du Patrimoine
Clément, G. (1997). Le Jardin planétaire. L'Aube/Château-Vallon.
Corajoud, M. (2010). Le paysage, c'est l'endroit où le ciel et la terre se touchent. Actes Sud.
Donadieu, P., & Mazas, E. (2002). Des mots de paysage et de Jardin. Educagri.
Hennaut, E., & Wieser Benedetti, U. (2019). Designed Landscapes Brussels 1775 - 2020. Bruxelles: CIVA.
Le Dantec, J. (1996). Jardins et Paysages. Paris: Larousse.
Prévôt, P. (2016). Histoire des jardins. Paris: Ulmer.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Architecture (Tournai)

Master [120] in Architecture (Bruxelles)