UF alumnus Raymond Jungles to lecture on the work and influence of Roberto Burle Marx
January 28, 2011
University of Florida alumnus Raymond Jungles will present a lecture on the work of Roberto Burle Marx as part of the Colloquium series in the School of Landscape Architecture and Urban & Regional Planning (SLAP).
Roberto Burle Marx was one of the most influential landscape architects of the 20th century and helped to define mid-century modernism. His love of tropical ecosystems, the integration of diverse cultures of Brazil, and experimentation with modern art and technology had a tremendous influence on the US and particularly Florida, California, and other pseudo-tropical regions. Jungles, an influential landscape architect in his own right and a UF alum, fell in love with Marx’s work when Marx came here to the University to speak. After graduation, Jungles traveled to Brazil, met with Roberto, and soon developed a strong friendship. Jungles’ work is heavily influenced by Marx and has been honored in many ways.
Anyone interested in modernism, cultural landscapes, or design theory should be sure not to miss this great opportunity.
February 4 at 5:30 pm in Little Hall room 121. Reception to follow in ARCH 322.