Mineral roof garden, Banco Safra headquarters, Sao Paulo, designed by Roberto Burle Marx, 1983 (Leonardo Finotti/Courtesy of The Jewish Museum)
Victoria amazonica water lilies, garden of the Fazenda Vargem Grande, Clemente Gomes residence, Areias, Brazil, designed by Roberto Burle Marx, 1979. (Burle Marx Landscape Studio, Rio de Janeiro/Courtesy of The Jewish Museum)
The Jewish Museum, in New York City, has a deep retrospective on Brazilian modernist Roberto Burle Marx on display through Sept. 18. A highly influential 20th-century landscape architect, Marx is best known for his work on pavement near Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, as well as his garden designs. The museum also has Marx’s paintings and sculptures; textile designs; jewelry; theater sets and costumes; ceramics; and stained-glass art on display. To plan a visit to the Jewish Museum, click here. For more on the exhibit, read The New York Times‘ review. Take a look at some of Marx’s best-known designs below.