''I believe that the artist must achieve creative control over the whole of his environment.''- Herbert Bayer : New York Times, October 21, 1984 The mountainous landscape of Aspen, Co, was choosen as the ideal setting for a complex of modernist buildings destined to host the campus of the Aspen...

Earliest Land-Art: Herbert Bayer and Fritz Benedict’s Green Mound...

''I believe that the artist must achieve creative control over the whole of his environment.''- Herbert Bayer : New York Times, October 21, 1984 The mountainous landscape of Aspen, Co, was choosen as the ideal setting for a complex of modernist buildings destined to host the campus of the Aspen...

''I believe that the artist must achieve creative control over the whole of his environment.''- Herbert Bayer : New York Times, October 21, 1984 The mountainous landscape of Aspen, Co, was choosen as the ideal setting for a complex of modernist buildings destined to host the campus of the Aspen...

Earliest Land-Art: Herbert Bayer and Fritz Benedict’s Green Mound...

''I believe that the artist must achieve creative control over the whole of his environment.''- Herbert Bayer : New York Times, October 21, 1984 The mountainous landscape of Aspen, Co, was choosen as the ideal setting for a complex of modernist buildings destined to host the campus of the Aspen...

''I believe that the artist must achieve creative control over the whole of his environment.''- Herbert Bayer : New York Times, October 21, 1984 The mountainous landscape of Aspen, Co, was choosen as the ideal setting for a complex of modernist buildings destined to host the campus of the Aspen...

Earliest Land-Art: Herbert Bayer and Fritz Benedict’s Green Mound...

''I believe that the artist must achieve creative control over the whole of his environment.''- Herbert Bayer : New York Times, October 21, 1984 The mountainous landscape of Aspen, Co, was choosen as the ideal setting for a complex of modernist buildings destined to host the campus of the Aspen...

''I believe that the artist must achieve creative control over the whole of his environment.''- Herbert Bayer : New York Times, October 21, 1984 The mountainous landscape of Aspen, Co, was choosen as the ideal setting for a complex of modernist buildings destined to host the campus of the Aspen...

Earliest Land-Art: Herbert Bayer and Fritz Benedict’s Green Mound...

''I believe that the artist must achieve creative control over the whole of his environment.''- Herbert Bayer : New York Times, October 21, 1984 The mountainous landscape of Aspen, Co, was choosen as the ideal setting for a complex of modernist buildings destined to host the campus of the Aspen...

Garden by Thomas Church in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1950. Church’s early designs were sometimes architectural, using clipped plants and hedges, and gravel surfaces to give year-round form to the garden. The results were symmetrical and simple. Author’s photograph

The Modern California Garden

Garden by Thomas Church in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1950. Church’s early designs were sometimes architectural, using clipped plants and hedges, and gravel surfaces to give year-round form to the garden. The results were symmetrical and simple. Author’s photograph

The modern California garden has been described as an informal outdoor living room filled with deck chairs, tables, and swings, social rather than horticultural. Similarities are often seen in the close relationship of the Islamic house to its garden and in the austere restraint and occult balance of the Japanese garden. But, as with all historical garden styles, the modern California garden was a response to its place, time, and people — that is, to climate and natural environment, to the…

The Modern California Garden

The modern California garden has been described as an informal outdoor living room filled with deck chairs, tables, and swings, social rather than horticultural. Similarities are often seen in the close relationship of the Islamic house to its garden and in the austere restraint and occult balance of the Japanese garden. But, as with all historical garden styles, the modern California garden was a response to its place, time, and people — that is, to climate and natural environment, to the…

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Hermann Mattern – Haus und Garten Paepke

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Hermann Mattern – Haus und Garten Paepke

Hermann Mattern – Haus und Garten Paepke

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In Earth Mound, made for the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, a 42-foot-diameter berm encircles a grassy area containing a small hill; a round, shallow depression; and a tall, crudely cut white rock. A small opening in the ridge allows visitors to enter and explore the space. Bayer, who first studied and then taught at the Bauhaus, designed the Aspen Institute’s extensive grounds to bring its built environment into harmony with the surrounding nature. A photograph of Earth Mound was…

In Earth Mound, made for the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, a 42-foot-diameter berm encircles a grassy area containing a small hill; a round, shallow depression; and a tall, crudely cut white rock. A small opening in the ridge allows visitors to enter and explore the space. Bayer, who first studied and then taught at the Bauhaus, designed the Aspen Institute’s extensive grounds to bring its built environment into harmony with the surrounding nature. A photograph of Earth Mound was…

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