Professors Stephenson and Landis
19 September 2013
Thomas Cole Paintings Assignment 2
1. Explain how Culture and Landscape intersect in Thomas Coles the Course of Empire.
The Course of Empire series has everything to do with cul
Regional Planning: Portland vs Central Florida
Tension between urbanism and environmentalism
Metro: is the regional planning counsel
o Elected regional governments
o 73 local governments in Central Florida so many problems were
What does sanctified landscape mean?
Almost like a saint sacred
What was sacred to Thomas Cole?
He felt healthier in nature.
Hes like an Arcadian
Power of nature (how we underestimate it) sublime
Eternal sacred power in nature Transcendentalism
Use text in writing. Sanctified Landscapes
Agriculture in Oregon
Agriculture was important prior to the white settlement.
PreWorld War 2 Agriculture
Italian Renaissance Garden
Studied by al the courts in Europe
Most famous garden is Versailles (high end Baroque) in the world
The purpose of Versailles was to glorify the king (sun king).
Missing the bosco because King rules by the divin
Professors Stephenson & Landis
10 October 2013
Why does Portlands Planning and Governance System contribute to it being the most
Sustainable City in the US?
Regional planning and the governance
The city of Portland is unique because of the preservation of the landscape and the way
that the citizens have elected to safeguard its greenbelts and farmlands that surround it. The
Metro enforces strict land-use controls that prevents sprawl
Lan Su Chinese Garden
Size: 40,000 sq ft
Scenic & Cultural Reservation
Walk Score: 95
Located in Chinatown, the Lan Su Chinese
Garden is a great cultural addition to the city of
Portland. Being so close to the city is
extremely accessible and
Central Park at Orenco Station
Size: 1.10 Acres
Walk Score: 62
Central Park is a neighborhood green located in
the heart of Orenco Station. It is a moderately
sized open space to provide recreation to the
residents who liv