Landscape Architecture Theory & Criticism - UC Denver 2008

A Listmania! list by David Sprunt (Littleton, Colorado)
The list author says: "This is a list of books and films used in the Landscape Architecture Theory & Criticism class at the University of Colorado Denver in Spring 2008 taught by Anthony Mazzeo. I was the teaching assistant for the class during Spring Term 2007 and Spring Term 2008 . The list below is not all-inclusive of reading material used in the course, since it does not include various articles from Landscape Journal and other publications not available on Amazon.

The films are used throughout the course in conjunction with the readings to spur discussions and insight into the nature of landscape architecture theory and practice.

The primary text used in the course is James Corner's Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Theory.

Weekly Topics:
Wk 1: Introduction
Wk 2: Why Theory?
Wk 3: The Word Itself
Wk 4: A Criticism of Making
Wk 5: Landscape as Other or Postmodern Ground
Wk 6: Nature & Ideology (part 1)
Wk 7: Nature & Ideology (part 2)
Wk 8: Emergent Ecologies
Wk 9: De-Natured Nature of Landscape
Wk 10: No Class - Spring Break
Wk 11: Landscape and Place (Part 1)
Wk 12: Landscape and Place (Part 2)
Wk 13: Landscape and Representation
Wk 14: Landscape as Material Form
Wk 15: City as Landscape
Wk 16: No Class - Jury Week
Wk 17: Finals Week - final projects due"
Stalker
1.  Stalker DVD ~ Alisa Freyndlikh
The list author says:
  "Film 4 - nature as ideology"
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Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture
2.  Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture by James Corner
The list author says:
  "Wk 3: Ch 1 - Recovering Landscape as a Critical Cultural Practice - J. Corner
Wk 11: Ch 16 - Synthetic Regionalization: The Dutch Landscape - B. Lootsma
Wk 11: Ch 15 - Programming the Urban Surface - A. Wall
Wk 11: Ch 12 - The Amsterdam Bos: The Modern Public Park... A. Berrizbeita
Wk 12: Four Trace Concepts of Landscape Arch - C. Girot"
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The Landscape Urbanism Reader
3.  The Landscape Urbanism Reader by Charles Waldheim
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Large Parks
4.  Large Parks by Julia Czerniak
The list author says:
  "Week 5: Matrix Landscape - Construction of Identity in the Large Park  pp 86-119
Week 12: Re-Placing Process - Anita Berrizbeita pp. 175-197"
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John Wayne: The Searchers
5.  John Wayne: The Searchers DVD ~ John Wayne
The list author says:
  "Week 3 - Film 1 - The landscape as actor / Landscape as metaphor"
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Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers & Tides
6.  Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers & Tides DVD ~ Andy Goldsworthy
The list author says:
  "Week 4: Film 2 - context: a criticism of Making, Doing and Action"
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The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream
7.  The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream DVD ~ Matty Simmons
The list author says:
  "Week5: Film 3 - landscape as other and postmodern ground"
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An Inconvenient Truth
8.  An Inconvenient Truth DVD ~ Al Gore
The list author says:
  "Film 5 - optional, not viewed in class"
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Rethinking Architecture: A Reader in Cultural Theory
9.  Rethinking Architecture: A Reader in Cultural Theory by Neil Leach
The list author says:
  "Week 2 - Building, Dwelling, Thinking - by Martin Heidegger - pp100-109"
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Discovering the Vernacular Landscape
10.  Discovering the Vernacular Landscape by John Brinckerhoff Jackson
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The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture
11.  The Anti-Aesthetic: Essays on Postmodern Culture by Hal Foster
The list author says:
  "Week 5: Postmodernism and Consumer Society - Frederick Jamesonn  pp 127-144
Week 11: Towards a Critical Regionalism - Kenneth Frampton.  pp. 17-34"
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After Theory
12.  After Theory by Terry Eagleton
The list author says:
  "Week 5: The Path to Postmodernism.  pp 41-73"
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The Moment of Complexity: Emerging Network Culture
13.  The Moment of Complexity: Emerging Network Culture by Mark C. Taylor
The list author says:
  "Week 5: Chapter 1:  From Grid to Network - pp. 19-46
Week 8: Chapter 6:  Evolving Complexity - pp. 157-194"
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Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature
14.  Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature by William Cronon
The list author says:
  "Week 6: The Trouble with Wilderness - pp. 69-90
Week 9: Constructing Nature: The Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted - by Anne Whiston Spirn"
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Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes
15.  Beyond Preservation: Restoring and Inventing Landscapes by Dwight Baldwin
The list author says:
  "Week 6: The Invented Landscape - pp. 35-67"
$25.00   Used & New from: $0.75

The Idea of Wilderness: From Prehistory to the Age of Ecology
16.  The Idea of Wilderness: From Prehistory to the Age of Ecology by Max Oelschlaeger
The list author says:
  "Week6: Contemporary Wilderness Philosophy - pp. 281-320"
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The Social Creation of Nature
17.  The Social Creation of Nature by Lorne Leslie Neil Evernden
The list author says:
  "Week 6: Nature and the Ultrahuman - pp. 103-124"
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Nature and Ideology: Nature and Garden Design in the Twentieth Century (Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium Series in the History of Landscape Architecture) (v. 18)
18.  Nature and Ideology: Nature and Garden Design in the Twentieth Century (Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium Series in the History of Landscape Architecture) (v. 18) by Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn
The list author says:
  "Week 6: The Authority of Nature: Conflict and Confusion in Landscape Architecture - by Anne Whiston Spirn - pp 249-261"
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Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters
19.  Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters by Annie Dillard
The list author says:
  "Week 7: Life on the Rocks: The Galapagos - pp. 110-131"
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Ecological Design and Planning
20.  Ecological Design and Planning by George F. Thompson
The list author says:
  "Week 9: Ecology and Landscape as Agents of Creativity - by James Corner.  pp. 81-108"
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Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings
21.  Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings by Robert Smithson
The list author says:
  "Week 9: Frederick Law Olmsted and the Dialectical Landscape.  pp. 157-171"
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Design with Nature
22.  Design with Nature by Ian L. McHarg
The list author says:
  "Week 9: Preface &  The Cast and the Capsule.  pp. 43-54"
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Le Corbusier Venice Hospital (Case Series)
23.  Le Corbusier Venice Hospital (Case Series) by Hashim Sarkis
The list author says:
  "Week 11 - Mat Urbanism: The Thick 2-D - Stan Allen.  pp 119-126"
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Landscape And Memory
24.  Landscape And Memory by Simon Schama
The list author says:
  "Week 12: The Realm of the Lithuanian Bison. pp 175-197"
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Language of Landscape
25.  Language of Landscape by Anne Whiston Spirn
The list author says:
  "Week 12: Dwelling and Tongue: The Language of Landscape.  pp. 15-26"
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Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
26.  Akira Kurosawa's Dreams DVD ~ Akira Terao
The list author says:
  "Week 13 - Topic:  landscape and representation"
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Animate Form
27.  Animate Form by Greg Lynn
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Poetry, Language, Thought (Harper Perennial Modern Thought)
28.  Poetry, Language, Thought (Harper Perennial Modern Thought) by Martin Heidegger
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Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City
29.  Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City by Stan Allen
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
30.  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Annie Dillard
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Landscape Urbanism: A Manual for the Machinic Landscape
31.  Landscape Urbanism: A Manual for the Machinic Landscape by Ciro Najle
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  "this book can be very difficult to find"
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S M L XL
32.  S M L XL by Rem Koolhaas
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