1. Identification and allocation of the Curricular Unit
Escola de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias
C. Florestais e Arq. Paisagista
Lic. em Arquitectura Paisagista
Curricular Unit code
Curricular Unit denomination
História da arquitectura paisagista
Teacher in charge
Angela Leronor Teixeira Oliveira e Silva
Other teachers from Curricular Unit
Angela Leronor Teixeira Oliveira e Silva
Frederico Meireles Alves Rodrigues
2. General information
Teaching load / contact hours / ECTS
Autonomous work (hours)
Distribution of contact hours
Schedule of classes
T - turma 1
Tuesday at 09h00m with duration of 01h30m
PL - turma 1
Tuesday at 10h30m with duration of 02h00m
OT - turma 1
Monday at 14h00m with duration of 04h00m
Monday at 14h00m with duration of 03h30m
Hours to students attendance
Angela Leronor Teixeira Oliveira e Silva - 1º Semester
Frederico Meireles Alves Rodrigues - 1º Semester
3. Objectives, syllabuses and teaching methods
Curricular Unit objectives and skills to develop (max. 1000 characters)
1. Knowing and identifying the different stages and major types of interventions of landscape architecture and garden art.
2. Identifying the formal typologies of landscape art, as well as its geographic, social, economic artistic and cultural contexts, which set the basis to these constructions, its form and functionality; identifying its past references and the outcomes.
3. Understanding the relationships between Man, landscape and Nature, in addition to the resulting artistic and cultural manifestations.
Syllabus (max. 1000 characters)
The beginning of the garden and the first artistic expressions of Man in the landscape. Landscape art in the Mesopotamia. The fertile crescent. Classic Era. Middle ages. Modern Era and the Renascence of the humanistic ideals. The Discovers period and the contact with new peoples and landscapes. The botanical gardens. The Italian Villas and Renascence and mannerist gardens. The XVII century in France. The great paradigms of the French garden. Influences on Europe. The Romantic period of literature in England and the reaction to the formal garden. The XIX century in Europe. Liberalism and Romanticism. The Industrial Revolution and technological advances. The public garden. From the picturesque to the Victorian eclectic and the reappearance of the formal models. Olmsted and the first public gardens and park systems. The implementation of landscape architecture as a profession. The XX century. The Modernism. The school of landscape architecture in Portugal. The Post-modernism.
Planning teaching activity (according to school Schedule) - (optional)
Demonstration of the Curricular Unit syllabus coherence with the intended learning outcomes (max. 1000 characters)
Accordingly to the first objective: the origin of the garden, Mesopotamia, fertile crescent, Classic Age, Middle Age, Modern Age and the Renascence, mannerism, baroque, picturesque, romanticism, neoclassic, public gardens, public parks, parkways, modernism, post-modernism.
Accordingly to the second objective: formal design, classic, organic design, informal. Agricultural Revolution, Classic Age, theocentrism, humanism, discovers, absolutism, illuminism, libertarian romanticism, Industrial Revolution, arts and crafts, ecology, functionalism, deconstructionism.
Accordingly to the third objective: from the origin of the garden and first artistic expressions of Man in the Landscape, to the implementation of landscape architecture and the discussion of landscape theories.
Teaching / learning methodologies used (working methods, Curricular Unit running, resources, etc..) (max. 1000 characters)
Theoretical exposition and multimedia presentation on the programme themes; analysis and discussion of the themes related to the historical evolution.
The practical classes aim to integrate, enhance and apply the knowledge, developing critical sense, the capacity of synthesis, in addition to the articulation of concepts; elaboration of an applied document and internet based research.
Demonstration of the consistency of teaching methodologies with the objectives of the Curricular Unit (max. 3000 characters)
The presentation and development of the programme themes, the analysis and discussion of the contents and the integration, enhancement and application of knowledge are in line with objectives 1,2 and 3, since they allow the understanding and identification of landscape interventions, its typologies and framing, relations between Man, landscape and Nature, as well as the resulting artistic and cultural manifestations.
4. Evaluation Methodology
Assessment modes, need to register prior to testing and transition conditions between modes
Practical work 40% + Writen test 60%. Or Practical Work 40% + Final Exam 60%
Minimum criteria for admission to examination
Sedulity to classes and tutoring and fulfilment of the practical works.
Description of evaluation methods, respecting the Article 13 of Chapter IV of UTAD's Pedagogical Regulation (including, scheduling and calculation method).
Final mark= 0,4TP+0,6F
Written test in December (last class of the semester).
Practical work delivery in December (last class of the semester).
Final mark= 0,4TP+0,6E
- JELLICOE, Geoffrey and Susan, The Landscape of Man, Thames and Hudson, London, 1987.
- NORMAN NEWTON, T., Design on the Land the Development of Lansdscape Architecture, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1971.
- THACKER, Christopher, The History of Gardens, Croom Helm, London, 1985.
- JELLICOE, Geoffrey and Susan, The Oxford Companion to Gardens, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1986.
- BROWN, Jane, The Modern Garden, Thames e Hudson, London, 2000. (Versão espanhola: El Jardín Moderno)
- ARAÚJO, Ilídio Alves de, Arte Paisagista e Arte dos Jardins em Portugal, Direcção Geral dos Serviços de Urbanização, Lisboa, 1962.
Edição de Autores, Lisboa, 1987.
- PREGILL P., VOLKMAN, N., Landscapes in History - Design and Planning in the Western Tradition, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1993.