ROBERTO BURLE MAR X LECTURES: LANDSCAPE to express in materials or space, to proselytize and AS ART AND URBANISM persuade, but also—and more importantly—to inform Gareth Doherty, Editor. 2018. Lars Müller Publishers. or argue with a scope far broader than that of a single 288 pages. Paperback ISBN: 978-3-03778-379- project. 5. https://www.lars-mueller-publishers.com/ Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) is a household roberto-burle-marx-lectures name in landscape architectural circles, acknowledged as one of the masters of modern landscape architec- DEPOSITIONS: ROBERTO BURLE MAR X AND ture. The Burle Marx landscape, which today has PUBLIC LANDSCAPES UNDER DICTATORSHIP come to symbolize modern landscape architecture in Catherine Seavitt Nordenson. 2018. University of Brazil more broadly, conjoined an approach to plant- Texas Press. 336 pages. Hardback ISBN: 978-1- ing design informed by deep horticultural knowledge, 4773-1573-6. https://utpress.utexas.edu/books/ with an artistic regard for form, color, space, and seavitt-nordenson-depositions vegetal morphology—all developed in parallel with the landscape architect’s artistic production as a painter, Marc Treib printmaker, and jewelry designer. Given an interna- Some people write to inform, others to explain, en- tional notoriety rooted in bio-based aesthetics, his tertain, inspire, critique—and, of course, for reasons interests may appear somewhat removed from daily that mix any of these intentions.
Landscape Journal: design, planning, and management of the land – University of Wisconsin Press
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