Roberto Burle Marx: A New Look at the Multitalented Man Who Made Tropical Landscaping an Art, by Larry Rother, The New York Times, January 20, 2009


  Roberto Burle Marx’ sidewalks at Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro Photo: Lalo de Almeida   “Rio de Janeiro — Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often literally, flourished in their own backyards. “Burle Marx created tropical landscaping as […]

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