Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) was a twentieth-century Renaissance man: a landscape architect, painter, sculptor, set designer, environmental activist. During his over sixty-year career, he designed more than 2,000 gardens around the world and, on expeditions, discovered almost 50 new plant species. At the same time, he created independent objects of extraordinary beauty. In his home country Brazil, Burle Marx, along with the architects Lúcio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer, is revered as a pioneer of Brazilian Modernism. His designs for the capital Brasília and above all for Rio de Janeiro have had a lasting impact on the face of these cities. His revolutionary landscape architecture, oriented to abstract painting, has an international reputation even today. The rest of his oeuvre, however, is virtually unknown.

Gallery
Roberto Burle Marx, Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra headquarters, São Paulo, 1983, Photo © Leonardo Finotti
Catalogue
The catalogue to the exhibition
Film
„Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist“, 7.7. – 3.10.2017
Film
“Casa Brasileira”, 2017, Haruyoshi Ono about Roberto Burle Marx and their longtime collaboration. GNT, Film provided by Burle Marx Landscape Architecture Studio, Rio de Janeiro.

Burle Marx Landscape Studio was founded by Roberto Burle Marx in 1955. After Roberto, Haruyoshi Ono - his business associate and creative partner for almost 30 years - continued his legacy for more than 20 years heading the Studio, becoming responsible for the creative development of new Office projects and gardens. This exhibition was possible because of his great work and support. We show here his last interview for a very well know architecture brazilian program called “Casa Brasileira” (Brazilian House). Ono passed away in January 2017. Perpetuated the landscape artistic legacy of Roberto Burle Marx, having been responsible for the Landscape Studio and its collection for more than 20 years after Roberto’s death.
Upcoming events
  • Artist’s Talk
    Veronika Kellndorfer in conversation with Tereza de Arruda
    05.09.2017, 7 p.m.

  • Guided Tour for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    with Palpation Model
    13.09.2017, 4.30 p.m.

Gallery
Roberto Burle Marx, Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra headquarters, São Paulo, 1983, Photo © Leonardo Finotti
Catalogue
The catalogue to the exhibition
Film
„Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist“, 7.7. – 3.10.2017
Film
“Casa Brasileira”, 2017, Haruyoshi Ono about Roberto Burle Marx and their longtime collaboration. GNT, Film provided by Burle Marx Landscape Architecture Studio, Rio de Janeiro.

Burle Marx Landscape Studio was founded by Roberto Burle Marx in 1955. After Roberto, Haruyoshi Ono - his business associate and creative partner for almost 30 years - continued his legacy for more than 20 years heading the Studio, becoming responsible for the creative development of new Office projects and gardens. This exhibition was possible because of his great work and support. We show here his last interview for a very well know architecture brazilian program called “Casa Brasileira” (Brazilian House). Ono passed away in January 2017. Perpetuated the landscape artistic legacy of Roberto Burle Marx, having been responsible for the Landscape Studio and its collection for more than 20 years after Roberto’s death.