Roberto Burle Marx: The Modernity of Landscape (French Ed.)

 
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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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A narrative on Roberto Burle Marx, the inventor of the tropical landscape architecture

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Farès El-Dahdah: is an architect and historian. He is on the faculty at the Rice University School of Architecture, where he te- aches design, history, and theory.

Francis Rambert: Director of the Institut Français d'Architecture (Paris) Lauro Cavalcanti: Architect, anthropologist and writer. Professor at the Universidad do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.

Jacques Leenhardt: is a writer and a professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. His fields of spe- cialized study include art and landscape design.

José Tabacow: Brazilian architect and landscape designer

Lélia Coelho Frota (Rio de Janeiro 11 de Julho de 1938 - 27 de maio de 2010 ) was an art critic, curator, poet, translator and an- thropologist, she was director of the Instituto Nacional do Folclore da Funarte, president of the Instituto do Patrimônio Históri- co e Artístico Nacional and director of the National Archive of Rio de Janeiro.

André Corrêa do Lago: Brazilian diplomat and architecture critic.

Dorothée Imbert is Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture of GSD Harvard, where she teaches the design core studios Planning and Design of Landscapes and Landscape Architecture Design. Her seminars include Designing Women, Landscape and/in the City: The Case of Switzerland, and Modernity and European Landscape Architecture.

Valerie Fraser is Director of the Latin American Centre and Co-Director of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (UECLAA).

Gilles Clément is a gardener, garden designer, botanist, entomologist and French writer. He has gained attention for his design of public parks in France, such as Parc André-Citroën.[1] In 1998, he was the recipient of France's National Landscape Prize

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