What is it about?

Burle Marx's modern gardens were created in Brazil but they influenced the landscape design all over the world. His gardens were considered a work of art because it joins painting, music and architecture in a poetry and philosophical message. Most of them are built in Latin America.

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Why is it important?

A garden is a way to present a cultural landscape to people and most of Burle Marx gardens reveal the main native species of vegetation which means a recognition of how to preserve nature.


Hope this publication can be known to many and many people because at this moment and since in the beginning of civilization, human beings need for gardens as spirit raising. And the artistic view of Burle Marx can present new perspectives for the sustainable development.

Ana Rita Sá Carneiro

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This page is a summary of: Roberto Burle Marx (1909–94): defining modernism in Latin American landscape architecture, Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes, May 2019, Taylor & Francis,
DOI: 10.1080/14601176.2018.1529273.
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