This exhibition will include both contemporary and new photographs of key projects designed by Oehme, van Sweden & Associates over the past several decades, along with related drawings and artifacts from the firm’s practice. A highlight of the exhibition will be the presentation of original paintings and sculptures by prominent artists—such as Henry Moore—that strongly influenced Oehme and van Sweden’s design work. The result will be an unprecedented exploration of the broad arc of landscape design, from early inspirations to project execution to the continuous changes that all landscapes undergo over time.
Whether you go or not, Bold Romantic Gardens: The New World Landscape of Oehme and Van Sweden provides a rich harvest of ideas for achieving dynamic, four-season gardens, this book outlines the problems of and provides solutions for 30 different public and private projects. The authors show how to create bold, free-spirited gardens that require inexpensive maintenance, designing them so that they evolve with each season. 300 illustrations, many in color.