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By Christian Schittich

The earlier decade has witnessed a profound transformation in ecu panorama structure, clear of the formal, centrally-planned backyard paintings that hallmarks conventional ecu parks, towards initiatives, frequently the results of interdisciplinary cooperation among architects, artists, and panorama architects, of a extra casual, virtually exploratory, nature. In Gardens examines greater than thirty of the main influential fresh panorama initiatives within the uk, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland, and from designers like Kathryn Gustafson, Dani Karavan, and Charles Jencks. within the procedure, this panoramic booklet illuminates a brand new paradigm of backyard layout in Europe and gives a fount of suggestion for panorama designers far and wide.

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But appearances are deceptive. New inscriptions in German and English provide drastic descriptions of the horrors of war and make it essentially impossible to use the benches: “It is the war zoo. It is a landmark. Pilots name it. Burned all over so only his teeth are good. He sits fused to the tank. Metal holds the blast heat and sun. The ocean Black Garden in Nordhorn A tiny decorative apple tree, planted in 1989, forms the centre of Jenny Holzer’s anti-monument. Many memorial tablets for the fallen heroes of the World Wars and one tablet for the civilian victims of National Socialism.

20 hectares Completed in 1998 – 2000 It is hard to believe that almost 2000 years ago a bloody massacre took place in this apparently harmless landscape of woods and meadows. 48 Archaeologists are very well aware of the value of soil as the earth’s memory: the landscape registers every change with seismographic sensitivity and ripens into a cultural landscape with traces of history invisibly superimposed on each other. If we were skilled in reading landscape, we would see many of Central Europe’s peaceful landscapes in a different light.

53 Black Garden in Nordhorn Heroic death in the tulip field Designer: Jenny Holzer Public park Size: 3,400 m2 Completed in 1992 – 1994 The 1929 cylindrical plinth, centre of the old Memorial in Nordhorn. 54 “I think that when people come into this garden, which is too dark and too black and too regular, and then read the texts on the benches – it will be impossible not to understand what it is about. ”• Unequivocality of meaning is one of the thematic concerns of the work of the American artist Jenny Holzer.

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