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New Brazilian Gardens

The Legacy of Burle Marx

Roberto Silva

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Presenting over thirty gardens and landscapes located across Brazil, from the coast to the hills, from the cities to the jungle, New Brazilian Gardens offers a vibrant overview of current practice by designers hardly known outside the country


Brazilian Roberto Burle Marx was indisputably one of the greatest garden and landscape architects of the twentieth century. His distinctive style, incorporating bold, abstract patterns and native flora, still influences garden and landscape projects around the world and left a legacy of exciting contemporary designers.

Presented with superb photographs of over thirty new gardens and landscapes across the country, from the coast to the hills, from the cities to the jungle, New Brazilian Gardens offers an exciting overview of a wealth of creative designers working in idioms and styles that are varied and individual, while acknowledging the genius of Burle Marx.

Dazzling swimming pools, serene urban escapes, stark minimalist hardscaping or exuberant planting – the projects illustrate the great diversity of Brazil’s gardens today, but also incorporate ideas that can be translated to any country.

New Brazilian Gardens is for professional gardeners, amateurs and garden lovers everywhere.

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'Long-awaited ... produced to the usual Thames & Hudson high standards, with good photography, a colourful and dynamic design'
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'Stylish, slick and highly polished ... its content can inspire the thoughts of many future design projects'
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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 27.0 x 25.0 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Illustrations: 278

Publication date: 24 March 2014

ISBN: 9780500291344

Contents List

1. Water – features works by Marcelo Faisal, Eduardo Luppi, Luiz Vieira, Maringa Pilz and Barbara Uccello, Gil Fialho, Jamil Jose Kfuori, Sergio Menon, Evani Kuperman Franco • 2. Planting – features works by Guilhermina Machado, Paulo Braqinho, Orlando Bussarelo, Ana Maria Prado Dantas, Isabel Duprat, Sonia Infanti, Luiz Carlos Orsini, Marcelo Novaes • 3. Abstraction – features works by Orlando Bussarelo, Ana Maria Boverio, Uiz Carlos Orsini, Suely Suchodolsky and Elza Niero, Gilberto Elkis, Luciano Fiaschi • 4. Sculpture – features works by Anna Luiza Rothier, Gilberto Elkis, Lucia Porto, Marcelo Faisal, Cecilia Gorski, Brunete Fraccaroli, Alex Hanazaki

About the Author

Roberto Silva is a Brazilian landscape architect and garden designer living and practising in London. His writing has appeared in such publications as Gardens Illustrated and the Sunday Times, and the book The New Decorated Garden.

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