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Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas: Parque del Este, 1956-1961 (Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture)

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For most landscape architects, and designers in general, the name Roberto Burle Marx immediately brings to mind his painterly vision of the landscape as well as his inspired use of the flora of his native Brazil. However, his work has consistently been presented in the design literature as if it existed in a vacuum, disengaged from the historical circumstances that provide both shape and meaning to public landscapes.In Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas: Parque del Este, 1956-1961, Anita Berrizbeitia goes beyond the common formal analysis of his designs to explore the multiple contexts and cultural conditions that give rise to his uncompromising vision for gardens and landscapes. She charts a middle ground for the interpretation of built landscapes that explores the various ways in which the complex web of political and socioeconomic circumstances and Burle Marx's personal aesthetic intersect in the making of landscapes. Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas is the only in-depth study of this major site, a two-hundred-acre urban park built between 1956 and 1961, and offers an approach for future studies of the Venezuelan and Latin American landscape.

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For most landscape architects, and designers in general, the name Roberto Burle Marx immediately brings to mind his painterly vision of the landscape as well as his inspired use of the flora of his native Brazil. However, his work has consistently been presented in the design literature as if it existed in a vacuum, disengaged from the historical circumstances that provide both shape and meaning to public landscapes. In

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"This wide-ranging study of a single major work, a 200-acre public park in Caracas . . ., places Burle Marx within the context of a Latin American intellectual and creative renaissance nurtured by European modernism but responsive to the distinctive character of local and regional history, politics, economics (particularly the transition from agriculture to oil production), and culture."--

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812238044
Author:
Berrizbeitia, Anita
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia, Pa.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Landscape architecture
Subject:
Landscape architects
Subject:
Parque del Este
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape Architecture
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Series:
Penn studies in landscape architecture
Series Volume:
Heft 15
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
10.24x8.38x.60 in. 1.46 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , For most landscape architects, and designers in general, the name Roberto Burle Marx immediately brings to mind his painterly vision of the landscape as well as his inspired use of the flora of his native Brazil. However, his work has consistently been presented in the design literature as if it existed in a vacuum, disengaged from the historical circumstances that provide both shape and meaning to public landscapes. In
"Synopsis" by , "This wide-ranging study of a single major work, a 200-acre public park in Caracas . . ., places Burle Marx within the context of a Latin American intellectual and creative renaissance nurtured by European modernism but responsive to the distinctive character of local and regional history, politics, economics (particularly the transition from agriculture to oil production), and culture."--
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