Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist
'a lovely and eye-opening show' - New York Times
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, jewellery, theatre costumes, and more, is critical to understanding his importance as a modernist. Marx was among the first to denounce deforestation in the Amazon region and also discovered over thirty species of Brazilian flora, which bear his name.
This beautifully illustrated and groundbreaking publication, which accompanies an exhibition at the Jewish Museum in New York 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 living space and his enduring influence.
- Author: Claudia J. Nahson, Curator, Jewish Museum, New York
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Date published: June 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300212150
- Product Dimensions: 26.0 x 24.1 x 2.3 cm