Mt. Hood, one of many Cascadian volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest, rises dramatically east of Portland, and serves as a visual landmark for this urban metropolis of approximately 2.5 million people. Views of Mt. Hood from Portland’s parks and gardens have changed over the last century according to changes in landscape architectural traditions. This lecture explores three types of views—framed, unframed, and aligned, in Eclecticist, Modernist, and Postmodernist landscapes, respectively. Each of these types of views illustrate tradition-specific approaches to visuality and engagement with the sublime.
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About Mark Eischeid
Mark R. Eischeid is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon where he teaches history, theory, and design studios. His research focuses on the history, theory, critique, and aesthetics of 20th and 21st century landscape architecture. He is a licensed landscape architect (California) and has worked for Sasaki Associates and Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture on campus, waterfront, and residential projects in the US and Asia. Mark has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the UK, Japan, Denmark, and Greenland, and has work in private and public collections in the US, UK, and the Netherlands. He currently serves as an Assistant Editor for the journal Landscape Research, and was recently awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award (CELA, 2023, Junior Level) and the Graduate Education Excellence Award for Director of Graduate Studies (University of Oregon, 2023).
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