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ROBERTO BURLE MARX: THE UNNATURAL ART OF THE GARDEN. William Howard Adams. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1991. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 80 pp. with 91 ills. (50 col.). 30 x 25 cm. LC 90-64454 ISBN 0810960966 In English.
Featuring fine color photographs of selected projects dating from the 1940s to the 80s, this catalogue surveys the achievements of Brazilian landscape architect Burle Marx (b. 1909), internationally renowned for his innovative use of bold geometric patterns in designs for residential gardens and major public spaces in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sao Paulo. A lengthy essay discusses the evolution of Burle Marx's distinctive style, noting his collaborations with such architects as Le Corbusier and evaluating his position in the development of 20th-century landscape design.
Artist(s):Burle Marx, Roberto
Indexing: Western, Latin America — Brazil — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 02,03,20,24
Worldwide Number: 023124
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