Special Interest Day 1

Contact Special Interest Days

Tuesday 5th March 2019
Starts at 10.15, until approximately 3pm.

At the Play House

The Modernist Garden in North and South America: A Brazilian Odyssey.


The influence of ‘modernism in North and South America has found expression through the bold and confident works of several notable designers, making statements in garden, landscape and associated architectural design.


As illustration, the designs of Roberto Burle Marx, Oscar Niemeyer, Luis Barragán, Edward James, Thomas Church and others will be embraced, weaving through both artistic connections, and examining the influence of important local context and tradition. Lavish, vibrant and colourful images will endeavour to capture something of the energy and spirit of these iconic designs.


Marilyn Elm is a qualified landscape architect and interior designer and is an experienced course leader and lecturer.  She is passionate about promoting garden history and our gardening heritage.  The many societies which she has been involved in include the National Trust and the Royal Horticultural Society.  She has also been a broadcaster on Radio and BBC television. 


Study day organiser Caroline Newey          email: specialinterestdays@stradfas.org.uk

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