The Gardner Museum’s ‘Composite Landscapes’ exhibit looks at the art of …

Experimental fish farm along the rue de Rivoli, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris

Despite what the name might imply, there won’t be any lawnmowers present in Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s new exhibit ‘Composite Landscapes: Landscape as a Photomontage.’ Rather, the exhibit defines landscape architecture and explores the distinction between landscaping and gardening. The former, as it turns out, is an entirely more artistic botanical enterprise.

“Composite Landscapes” reclaims landscape architecture as rooted in art, and the mind and imagination. “We can imagine where and therefore how we live. “These pieces convey the conceptual nature of landscape architecture,” says s Charles Waldheim, Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. “But you don’t have to be interested in landscape architecture.  We want it to be accessible to all museum goers and show the fun behind the creations.”

“Landscaping is specifically human, it’s hard

Article source: http://www.metro.us/boston/entertainment/arts/2013/06/24/the-gardner-museums-composite-landscapes-exhibit-looks-at-the-art-of-landscaping/

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