Moving the Landscape: art, sculpture and design in the modern garden
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.
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The plants men and women of today draw on a wonderful history of planting material, introductions and techniques in creating their own modern gardens. By making use of contemporary sources, we will examine the themes and design styles employed by the current generation of garden makers and their influence on landscapes and personal gardens in the twenty first century.
Topics to be covered:
- Unashamedly focussed on the contemporary garden in all its variety and forms.
- We will focus on the many themes and forms the modern garden currently and will take in future.
- Whilst it appears that the ‘Naturalistic’ or ‘Prairie’ planting theme predominates, there are many others running aside or in reaction to this current wave of thought within garden making, and all aspects are discussed.
- Gardens throughout the world are studied, and although we focus largely on European garden makers, recent landscapes throughout America and Australia are studied and the significance both for our own garden creation and throughout the garden world are assessed.
- Both public and private gardens are studied and emphasis is placed on difficult to see private gardens and spaces, enabling a privileged insight into the state of current garden making.
Who is this course for?
Anyone interested in learning more about the making of the modern garden. This course aims to enable a broad understanding of the features of gardens, and to make garden visiting a much more enjoyable and informed pleasure.
Learning and Teaching
There will be lectures, case studies and group discussions.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
- Stephen Anderton, Discovering Welsh Gardens (Graffeg, 2009)
- Jane Brown, The English Garden Through the Twentieth Century (Garden Art Press, 1999)
- Jane Brown, The Modern Garden (Thames and Hudson, 2000)
- Jean-Louis Cohen, Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes (Thames and Hudson, 2013)
- Katie Campbell, Icons of 20th Century Landscape Design (Frances Lincoln, 2006)
- Thomas Church, Gardens are for People (University of California Press, 1993)
- Sylvia Crowe, Garden Design (Garden Art Press, 1971)
- Trish Gibson, Brenda Colvin: A Career in Landscape. Frances Lincoln (3 Feb 2011)
- Piet Oudolf, Noel Kingsbury,Planting : A New Perspective (Timber Press 2013)
- George Plumptre, The Gardens of England: Treasures of the National Gardens Scheme, (Merrell Publishers Ltd 2013)
- Tim Richardson, The New English Garden (Frances Lincoln, 2013)
- Tim Richardson, Avant Gardeners: 50 Visionaries of the Contemporary Landscape (Thames and Hudson, 2009)
- Tim Richardson, Futurescapes , Thames and Hudson (2011)
- Rory Stuart, What are Gardens for?, Frances Lincoln (5 September 2012)
- Tom Turner, British Gardens. History, Philosophy and Design (Routledge 2013)
- Andrew Wilson, Influential Gardens: the designers who shaped 20thcentury garden style. (London: Mitchell Beazley 2002)
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website www.cf.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.