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LAR-612 Landform and Process

3 Credits

This course is a critical inquiry into landscape drawing, overview of its history, techniques, and conventions. The second semester of the representation sequence will introduce landform concepts through the study and analysis of historic precedents. Though analytic plan and section drawings the studio will explore the design of landscapes as it relates to the human body in space, movement and vision in the framework of formal gardens or courts (European and Non-Western) and the Picturesque/Sublime movements. The studio will work in analog (drafting) and digital formats to explore perspective projection methods, concepts of scale, and vanishing points/ horizon lines as well as hand sketching techniques. Landscape architects communicate and generate concepts through the act of drawing. The communication and analytic skills as well as drawing techniques acquired in this course may be utilized throughout the landscape architecture curriculum and in professional practice.