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Roberto Burle Marx
Author: Claudia J. Nahson

ISBN: 9780300212150
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 23 May 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 24.1 x 2.4
Description:
An unprecedented look at the wide-ranging artistic work of one of the 20th century's most significant landscape architects The modernist parks and gardens of Brazilian landscape architect and garden designer Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) earned him awards, widespread acclaim, and international fame. Over a 60-year career, he designed more than 2,000 gardens worldwide, the most famous of which are those he created in collaboration with the architect Oscar Niemeyer for Brasilia. Although he is best known for his landscape work, Burle Marx was a prolific artist in a variety of media, and his larger body of work-which includes paintings, drawings, tile mosaics, sculpture, textile design, jewelry, theater costumes, and more-is critical to understanding his importance as a modernist. An avid horticulturalist, he was among the first to denounce deforestation in the Amazon region; he also discovered over thirty species of Brazilian flora, which bear his name. This beautifully illustrated and groundbreaking publication covers the full range of Burle Marx's artistic output, as well as his remarkable home, an abandoned estate that he transformed into his office, workshop, gallery, and...

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