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BY JENNIFER REUT
A botanical exhibition brings visitors into Roberto Burle Marx?s oeuvre.
FROM THE AUGUST 2019 ISSUE OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE.
 
So often seen only in plan or aerial photography, Roberto Burle Marx?s work can be hard to understand as spaces to occupy. With the possible exception of Biscayne Boulevard, executed after his death, the experience of being in a Burle Marx design remains out of reach for most U.S. admirers. And the images we do have, though captivating, are empty of the sensorial qualities essential to his work. Raymond Jungles, FASLA, a Florida-based landscape architect who often visited Burle Marx in his native Brazil when he was alive, observes, ?It?s one thing to see photos; it?s another thing to move through the space.? This summer, Jungles, who since his mid-20s was a protg and friend of Burle Marx, designed what the New York Botanical Garden describes as a botanical exhibition ?inspired by Roberto Burle Marx?s landscape designs and plant explorations.? The garden is on a small site next to the tinkly Victorian glass-domed Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a factor Jungles says he took into account when thinking about movement through the site and the contrast with his very modern garden and its dense, vibrant plantings. The garden, made as part of Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx, employs many signature elements that landscape architects will recognize from Burle Marx?s oeuvre: swaths of the Brazilian natives...
_MURLDELAFUENTE http://landscapearchitecturemagazine.org/

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