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The Order of Landscape

João Gomes da Silva


The Order of Landscape presents a powerful insight into the work of a forefront figure in contemporary landscape architecture. Through an extensive duotone photo essay by João Carmo Simões, a collection of texts and a set of detailed plans, this book unveils the seminal body of work of João Gomes da Silva.

Beginning in 1987, with Álvaro Siza in the Malagueira plan, his career has decisively marked Portuguese contemporary architecture. From Lisbon's riverfront to Serralves Museum Garden and Madeira’s Seafront Promenade, Gomes da Silva’s conception of new grounds proposes a formality without formalisms and a naturalness without naturalisms.


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