Landscape architecture is a visual art defined in part by the representation of nature. Landscape painting was the direct inspiration for the constructed landscape. The digital landscape of the 21st century is about new ways to visualize the landscape and to create a change of scenery. The pixel is our pigment; the computer screen is our canvas. Eelco Hooftman, landscape architect, will speak as part of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Landscape Visions lectures for 2010/2011, in the Tapestry Room at the Museum on Saturday, November 20, beginning at 1:30 pm.
Hooftman discusses recent projects including the Landscape Master Plan for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London.
Award winning landscape architect Eelco Hooftman, founding partner of G R O S S. M A X., in Edinburgh, Scotland, questions conventional assumptions about urban spaces, landscape, and nature. Tickets are $15 (General Public), $12 (Seniors), $5 (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum members), and free to students. To purchase tickets, log on to www.gardnermuseum.org.Â The Landscape Visions lecture series is made possible by a bequest from Jeanne Muller Ryan.