Landscape and the academy / John Beardsley and Daniel Bluestone, editors.

Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture (40th : 2016) [Browse]
  • Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, [2019]
  • ©2019
viii, 348 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, plans ; 28 cm


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"Universities are custodians of some of the most significant designed landscapes in the world. The planning of the academic campus has historically underscored the relationship between an institution's faculty and its students. The campus creates spaces for sharing traditions and reinforces the aspirations of a community of learning that stewards knowledge, provokes reflection, and shapes citizenship. Landscape and the Academy complements the growing body of literature in architectural history, cultural geography, and education by examining the role of landscape in creating academic communities. This volume looks beyond the central campus, to the gardens, arboreta, farms, forests, biotic reserves, and far-flung environmental research stations managed by universities. In these landscapes, the university's project of fostering research and exploration is made explicit; these spaces reflect the broader research and scholarly mission of the university, its striving for understanding and enlightenment. The essays examine how and why universities have come to be responsible for so many different kinds of landscapes, as well as the role these landscapes play in academic life, pedagogy, and cultural politics today."-- Harvard University Press website.
"Volume based on papers presented at the symposium "Landscape and the Academy" held at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C., on May 6-7, 2016"--Title page verso.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Views of the Yard: The Evolving Image of Harvard's Core Landscape / Joseph Claghorn -- Reciprocal Narratives on Campus: Two Olmsted Brothers Cases / Gary R. Hilderbrand -- On Hilltop High: The Enduring and Nurturing Landscapes of the Howard University Campus / Hazel Ruth Edwards -- The Green and the Courts: The Landscape of Foothill College / Gina Crandell -- "A Continental Laboratory": The Landscape of the United States Military Academy at West Point / John Dean Davis -- Pedagogy and Place: The Legacy of the Landscape at Vassar College / Karen van Lengen -- Campus and Garden: Reconciling Typologies / Mark Hough and Linda Jewell -- From the Classroom to the Countryside: The University of California's Natural Reserve System and the Role of Field Stations in American Academic Life / Peter Alagona and Tim Paulson -- A "Landscape of Learning" for New British Universities / John Dixon Hunt -- Reconfiguring Mountain-and-Water (Shanshui) Campuses: The Landscape of Early Twentieth-Century Chinese Universities / Tianjie Zhang -- Academy and Landscapes of Development: Land Planning and Nation Building in the Cold War Middle East / BUrak Erdim -- The U.S. Campus Abroad / Hilary Ballon.
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  • 15727565
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