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Landscape as a Way of Life: Lectures Roberto Burle Marx by Gareth Doherty

Landscape as a Way of Life: Lectures

Roberto Burle Marx by Gareth Doherty

Published December 30th 2014
ISBN : 9783037783795
Hardcover
160 pages
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 About the Book 

Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) remains one of the leading landscape architects ever. The significance of his landscape design lies in his use of abstract shapes that rarely employ symmetry, and his use of tropical, mainly Brazilian, flora. HisMoreRoberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) remains one of the leading landscape architects ever. The significance of his landscape design lies in his use of abstract shapes that rarely employ symmetry, and his use of tropical, mainly Brazilian, flora. His distinctive and widely acclaimed work has been featured and referenced in numerous sources, yet few of Burle Marxs own words have been published. This book of previously unpublished lectures fills this void. The lectures, delivered on international speaking tours, address topics such as: The Garden as an Art in Living, Gardens and Ecology, and The Problem of Garden Lighting. Their timely publication helps shed light on Burle Marxs distinctive style and ethos of landscape as a way of life.