14 Modernist Rebels

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Garrett Eckbo, Dan Kiley & James Rose Resisted studies in the Beaux Arts at Harvard in the 1930s and began to “explore science, architecture and art as sources for modern landscape design” Shared a fascination with Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion Likely read the articles on Modern gardens by Fletcher Steele and Christopher Tunnard’s book Gardens in the Modern Landscape Wrote articles, often penned by Rose, that represented their ideas about introduction of modern landscape Sought emphasis on social issues instead of historic styles Found inspiration in Modern Art & Japanese design – asymmetrical balance & interpreted spatial organization similar to Tunnard & F. L. Wright
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Garrett Eckbo (1910-2000) Embraced idea of the social role in (landscape) architecture, the link between society and spatial design, and how to plan the greater landscape for both the community and the individual Student project “Small Gardens in the City”, published 1937, design study of 18 small gardens in a San Francisco city block Harvard Master’s thesis project “Contempoville”, 1938
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Migrant Worker’s Camp, Westley, CA Farm Security Administration 1939-1940 Private practice designing primarily residential gardens in California, 1940s-1950s Focus on domestic human needs – functionalism Human beings as partners with nature Advocate of a social-cultural-natural approach to landscape design committed to democratic ideals Taught at USC from 1948-56 Chairman of the Department of Landscape Architecture at UC Berkeley from 1963-69 Cofounded the influential firm EDAW (Eckbo, Dean, Austin, Williams) 1964 Published 4 Books: Landscape for Living , 1950 Art of Home Landscaping , 1956 Urban Landscape Design , 1964 The Landscape We See , 1969 Garrett Eckbo
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