Here’s a look at someone who followed a very different type of design principles and a way of designing landscapes . . . art that become art in the landscape.
Above is the tapestry work by the Brazilian artist and great landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx, the man was an incredible unique talent, a real one of a kind. To me his guiding principles were texture and color.
I found these on a blog called slow movement, a collection of a lot of varied material, thanks for the post about RBM.
The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson.
Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.
Burle Marx was a true plantsman and great promoter of Brazilian native flora and fauna.