Roberto Burle Marx

Architect

1909 – 1994

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Who was Roberto Burle Marx?

Roberto Burle Marx was a Brazilian landscape architect whose designs of parks and gardens made him world famous. He is accredited with having introduced modernist landscape architecture to Brazil. He was known as a modern nature artist and a public urban space designer. His work had a great influence on tropical garden design in the 20th century. Water gardens were a popular theme in his work. He was deftly able to transfer traditional artistic expressions such as graphic design, tapestry and folk art into his landscape designs. He also designed fabrics, jewellery and stage sets.

He was one of the first people to call for the conservation of Brazil's rainforests. More than 50 plants bear his name. He amassed a substantial collection of plants at his home, including more than 500 philodendrons.

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Born
Aug 4, 1909
São Paulo
Also known as
  • Бурле-Маркс, Роберто
Nationality
  • Brazil
Profession
Died
Jun 4, 1994
Rio de Janeiro

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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