João Gomes da Silva: The Orders 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, Portuguese João Gomes da Silva (b. 1962). Through an extensive duotone photo essay by João Carmo Simões, a collection of texts and a set of plans, the book unveils this seminal body of work.
Beginning in 1987, with Álvaro Siza in the Malagueira plan, Gomes da Silva’s career has decisively marked Portuguese contemporary architecture. From Serralves Museum Garden to Madeira’s Seafront Promenade and Lisbon’s riverfront, his particular conception of new grounds proposes a formality without formalisms and a naturalness without naturalisms.
A splendid book, we think!