From Land Art to Landscape Architecture

Following on from this post, Martha Schwartz has in part become such a  successful landscape architect, as she was able to translate her art background into the lexicon of landscape.  So if you’re looking for inspiration, a great place to start might be The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles who are running an exhibition from 27th May – 3rd September looking at Land Art up until 1974.

More than 80 international artists are featured, including Christo, Keith Arnatt and Edward Ruscha.  My Modern Metropolis have wrapped up the best of this genre in a recent post with some wonderful photos, although can’t seem to find any mention of my personal favourite James Turrell if for nothing else than his highly ambitious and dedicated transformation of the Roden Crater, an extinct volcano in Arizona on which he has spent the last 40 years creating a perpetual and celestial naked eye observatory.