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Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

  • 16:00 - 8 March, 2016
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist
Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, Roberto Burle Marx, Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra headquarters, São Paulo, 1983. Photograph © Leonardo Finotti
Roberto Burle Marx, Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra headquarters, São Paulo, 1983. Photograph © Leonardo Finotti

The Brazilian artist Roberto Burle Marx (1909-1994) is one of the most prominent landscape architects of the twentieth century. His famous projects range from the remarkable mosaic pavements on the seaside avenue of Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach to the multitude of gardens that embellish Brasilia, one of several-large scale projects he executed in collaboration with famed architect Oscar Niemeyer. Although his landscape design work is renowned worldwide, the artist’s work in other media remains little known. Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist therefore explores the richness and breadth of the artist’s oeuvre—from landscape architecture to painting, from sculpture to theater design, from tapestries to jewelry.

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Cite: "Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist" 08 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/783433/roberto-burle-marx-brazilian-modernist/> ISSN 0719-8884

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