The modernist garden is clean, formal, simple. Whereas the arts and crafts garden responded to industrialization by looking back, the modern garden looked forward - just as modern architecture of the Bauhaus and International school did.
Look for asymmetrical formality, geometry, and bold plant shapes - placed in harmony with the architecture of the home. The emphasis on texture and entire spaces filled with one specimen: tidy, easy to care for, and beautiful all season long.
Famous proponents of this style include "new world" designers Brazilian Roberto Burle-Marx and Mexican Luis Barragan.
Check out the posts below for other examples of gardens inspired by the modernist style.
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