14 Modernist Rebels - Notes

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14 Modernist Rebels 14 Modernist Rebels 1 Rebels Modernist Rebels 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 Japanese design – asymmetrical balance 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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14 Modernist Rebels 14 Modernist Rebels 2 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 Composition VIII Wassily Kandinsky, 1923
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