APPLIED ENVIRONMENTAL BOTANY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Teach about historical-naturalistic emergencies and evolution of the Garden in history.
Provide the ability to recognise the various types of historic garden for the purpose of conservation of culture-linked landscapes
Course contents summary
Plant heritage as cultural heritage
Botany as Naturalis Historia
Monumental trees. Botanical gardens. Historic herbariums.
Botany in architecture and in the conservation of Gardens
Evolution of the garden in history:
Oriental gardens (Egyptian, Mesopotamic, Persian). Hellenistic and Roman gardens. Medieval and Arabian-Islamic gardens. The Renaissance garden. The garden between mannerism and Baroque. The garden in the eighteenth century. The garden in the nineteenth century. The garden in the twentieth century.
The concept of historic park and garden and protection guidelines. Contributions of botanical research: aspects of method. Cataloguing of historic parkland. Restoration of historic parkland.
Botany for conservation of environments and landscapes linked to the culture
Landscapes in the pictorial image.
Landscapes in literature: Literary parks.
Caneva G.,2005 - La Biologia Vegetale per i Beni Culturali. Vol. I/II. Nardini Editore, Firenze.
Oral lectures and field exercises