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History + Theory V/VI

History + Theory V/VI
CRIT405/406*

History + Theory V: Corporate and Consumer Environments
The complicity of interior organizations with the increasing collapse of labor and leisure is demonstrated through an examination of the spaces of work and consumption. Ergonomics, office landscaping, corporate parks, brandscapes, junk space, malls, themed environments, surveillance, and spectacle are addressed.
Prerequisite: CRIT304 History + Theory III.
Required for Architecture/Landscape/Interiors majors.


History + Theory VI: Landscape Theory and Practice
Landscape as a system of representation and performance is studied through the tradition of formal and picturesque gardens, the discourses of the beautiful and sublime, urban parks, the integration of modernism and landscape, earth art, everyday and extreme landscapes, industrial and natural ecologies, and the emergence of “landscape urbanism.”
Prerequisite: CRIT304 History + Theory III.
Required for Architecture/Landscape/Interiors majors.