Revelatory Landscapes

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Image Source: Visionary Gardens, Ernst Cramer

Designer, Year built: Ernst Cramer, 1933

The Vogel-Sulzer Garden 

“The transition from garden to landscape was not made by polygonal granite slabs and little natural stones walls pointing into the landscape, but also emphasizing the planting.”

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Image Source: Visionary Gardens, Ernst Cramer

Designer, Year built: 1939 Ernst Cramer

Hospital Garden ( Prevention and Care )

“A stone sculpture of a pelican was able to give an exotic feel to the adjacent pool, framed with polygonal slabs of natural slabs.”

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Image Source: Visionary Gardens, Ernst Cramer

Designer, Year built: Ernst Cramer, 1947

Poet’s Garden

“The mounds of earth clearly adapted to the overall orthogonal structure in their position parallel with the lake shore.”

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1 comment
  1. 3 – what do polygonal stone slabs and natural stone walls DO to the landscape? do they point some thing out? do they indicate direction? what do you mean they point into the landscape? the last part of sentence looks tacked on and makes no sense.
    3 – was the exotic feel related to the history of this landscape? dig deeper and figure out why things are the way they are, even if it is your own observation.
    5 – This is better because now you’re telling us more about the site such as the orthogonality of the mounds and how they respond to the lakeshore.

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