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Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas: Parque del Este, 1956 - 1961

Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas: Parque del Este, 1956 - 1961 (Hardback)

By Berrizbeitia, Anita

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 lit...erature 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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ISBN 9780812238044
Released NZ 27 Dec 2004
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Pre
Format Hardback
Series Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture
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ISBN-13 9780812238044
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Pre
Imprint University of Pennsylvania Press
Released 27 Dec 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Berrizbeitia, Anita
Series Penn Studies in Landscape Architecture
Category Award Winning
Individual Architects
Landscape Art & Architecture
Number of Pages 136
Dimensions Width: 203mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 712.092
Weight 662g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Landscape architects - Venezuela - Caracas., Parque del Este (Caracas, Venezuela), Landscape architecture - Venezuela - Caracas.
NBS Text Architecture
ONIX Text General/trade