Brazilian Gardens

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This text describes selected landscape architectural work of Roberto Burle Marx in modern and contemporary Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. There have been few landscape architects who have created such an encompassing body of work in the context of the modern urban landscape. In working with a wide scope of dimensions and materials varying from tablecloth to park, from the passionate use of vegetation to the development of sidewalk-patterns Burle Marx has transgressed borders not only between disciplines but also between garden- and cityspace. This offers an occasion to cast a view on a possible concept of garden closely interlinked with the city