Departmental Papers (Architecture)

Gabriel Guevrekian e il giardino cubista

Richard Wesley, University of Pennsylvania

Document Type Journal Article

Reprinted from Rassegna, Volume 8, October 1981, pages 17-24.

Abstract

In the early decades of the twentieth century, a number of gardens appeared in France which sought to give expression in landscape architecture to new ideas expressed in modern art. Variously designated as "nouveau", "moderne", and "Cubiste", these gardens are yet to be adequately documented and evaluated by historians of the modern movement. Nevertheless, it is possible to make important distinctions between these early twentieth century gardens and to identify the special problems confronted by those landscape architects who made an effort to adapt garden design to the new esthetic.

 

Date Posted: 20 February 2007