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His manifold genius inspired an early public recognition as an icon of national creativity in the challenging period between the Revolution of and the military coup of BM came to be a monument of Brazilian official identity, as the inventor of a new style of urban design, of landscape and gardening art.

Roberto Burle Marx:

One of the main features of Roberto Burle Marx’s [] official biography is the idea that he discovered the aesthetic qualities of tropical flora that came to characterize his famous new approach to landscape design during a juvenile visit to Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Gardens, in the butle.

Simmel called the “qualitative individualism”, the romantic emphasis upon the wholeness of individual ontology a “personality”. Not only are several gardens covered; this book considers all outlets of Burle Marx’s creativity, covering his drawings, paintings, jewelry, festive decorations, etc. This dimension of the “total work of art” is obviously explicit in budle own sense of an expressive life: An Illustrated History of the Garden Flower.

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For the personal patronizing action of the Emperor Pedro II in the realm of arts during the 19th century, see Schwarcz, In fact, the impact of the discovery of luxuriant Brazilian plants collected by Eichler cf.

They tend, rather, to be more sparse, to concentrate on fewer species, to present larger communities of the same associations and to allow for piasagem vistas and for a “cleaner” visual decoding.


The discussion of what is involved in this game of mirrors is the aim of this paper. Taunay and his family cf. The general Western cult of the individual presents itself here in the guise of what G.

This had been the case for such influential artists as the architect A. It was thanks to these visits that I experienced the desire to know our flora” apud Tabacow, A Study in the Development of Brazilian Civilization. O Sol do Brasil. Sources of the Self. The Gardens of Roberto Burle Marx. One author speaks of Brazilian modernism as a “modernism with gardens” Michel Racine, apud Leenhardt, Some biographers underline the importance of two books in these formative years.

The same theme appears in another interview: O jardim e a paisagem: But it is also present in his landscape compositions: Ever since the 19th century, that pattern of contact with “civilization” had entailed the emergence of different trends of “nativist” renderings of metropolitan taste. Another considers his work as a translation of modernism into landscape Leenhardt, But the characteristics of his peculiar “modernism” still require careful development.

The processes that led to this game of mirrors karx the aim of my discussion, addressing the particular version of the tension between the ideas of art and nature that emerges in a Latin American artistic career in the 20 th century. The biographers insist, certainly with good reason, on the importance of the intellectual and artistic circles that surrounded BM all through his life Cals, Perspective Observation and Illustration of Brazil: This is probably the reason why the reference to a “plant” in the following excerpt of BM can be understood in paisagemm senses: Viewed from abroad BM becomes more typically “modernist” than he is commonly considered in Brazil.


This is however not an isolated reference.

The Making of the Modern Identity. He did eventually declare that the creation of gardens could be considered as a counterpoint to the destruction of original landscapes: The “tropical world” became a rational entity as much a domain of sensory feeling.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. It was only after World War II and the establishment of contemporary conditions of “globalization” that such exchanges came to be considered as a regular dimension of all cultural life, disentangled from nationalist and nativist considerations.

European modernist landscape architects would be too much laden with their centuries old tradition, and had difficulty in abandoning some of the canons of “classical” design apud Leenhardt, In the third place, there was an emphasis on the authenticity of popular national roots, with a growing concern with national origins and history 8. The road to Damascus was certainly broader. They would play an essential role in the development of Brazilian art.

Charles Darwin’s circumnavigation of South America has been another frequent focus of this theme.

Roberto Burle Marx

The emphasis on “nature” had entailed a series of crucial transformations in European high culture since the 18 th century. Gusdorf, ; Taylor, ; Duarte, It was certain that they did not mirror the exuberance of tropical forests, but it was also certain that they were not entirely exogenous and “rootless” so to say. BM’s version is peculiar because of the nature of the “nature” involved: A History of Flower Arranging Again, the romantic spirit, with its emphasis on flux, on the dynamic qualities of organic world, seems to hover above him: