From the Publisher Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) is known as a landscape architect, but also as a painter, gardener, and jewelry designer, tapestry designer, in short, a multitalented artist. He considered the garden to be one of the fine arts, as “the adaptation of the biome to civilization's natural requirements." This book introduces the realm of the full sensory experience. Burle Marx's work with plants becomes highly pictorial-everything is drawn, colored and constructed. In this symbiosis between aesthetics and botany, Burle Marx is the master of both species and spaces. This new publication focuses on Burle Marx's scientific interest in the landscape and his relationship with the environment.