Roberto Burle Marx: The Modernity of Landscape

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Lauro Cavalcanti, Farès El-Dahdah, Francis Rambert
ACTAR Publishers, 2011 - Architecture - 344 pages
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Roberto Burle Marx (Sao Paulo, 1909-Rio de Janeiro, 1994) is known as a landscape architect, but also as a painter, botanist, gardener, chef and jewellery designer. He considered the garden to be one of the fine arts, as "the adaptation of the biome to civilisation's natural requirements." This book introduces the realm of the full sensory experience. Burle Marx's work with plants becomes highly pictorial--everything is drawn, colored and constructed. In this symbiosis between aesthetics and botany, Burle Marx is the master of both species and spaces. His work is the embodiment of the "nature-city," a concept developed from the garden cities of the late 19th century, which has become compromised in the 21st century due to the compact city model. This new publication focuses on Burle Marx's scientific interest in the landscape and his relationship with the environment. Concepts that continue to be of major significance in contemporary landscape architecture, such as ecology, garden as an art form and landscape design in the urban structure, are some of the subjects the book deals with. The visual information of the book is complemented by the texts by Fares El-Dahdah, Francis Rambert, Jacques Leenhardt, Jose Tabacow, Lelia Coelho Frota, Andre Correa do Lago, Dorothee Imbert, Valerie Fraser and Gilles Clement.
 

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Contents

Farès ELDahDah
37
From Modernism to Ecology
57
The Science of Perception
63
Bifurcations
69
The garden as art form
108
A Planetary Modernist
141
Three Private Gardens
149
LanDsCaPEs sEEn by LEonarDo Finotti
160
Garden of the Clemente Gomes residence
186
banco safra headquarters on avenida Paulista
192
290
204
The MES Gardens
231
Insights into a contemporary
274
Heritage and Complicities
281
In Praise of a Plant Amateur
287
Appendices
321

Gardens of the ministry of Justice brasília
166
Garden of the Walther moreira salles residence
178
Chronology 19091994
329

About the author (2011)

Lauro Cavalcanti has spent the last fifteen years researching modern architecture in Brazil. Cavalcanti serves as director of the Paco Imperial in Rio de Janeiro.

Fares el-Dahdah is professor of architecture at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He has published widely on modem Brazilian architecture and his articles appear regularly in "Architecture Magazine, Architecture Viva, and "Harvard Design Magazine.

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