Content (Syllabus outline)

The object of theory – landscape as an artifact. Three main categories of landscape, structural and teleological differences. Theory as a body of fundamental knowledge, serving as a base for practical action. Theory as interpretation, as explanation of certain activity, as codification or as written accompaniment of historic practice. Theory as a sum of directional items and norms. Structural features of landscape. Forms of order in landscape composition. Mimesis – theory of imitation. Hypothesis and historical errors. Heuristic character of landscape design. Abstraction as the fundamental process in evolution of landscape design means of expression. Articulation in landscape design as structural denotation and as creative process. Generation of landscape form. Landscapes as symbols. The notion of identity. Morphological relation between landscape and built artifacts.


a) regular admission

b) completed and positively graded design excercises and seminar works