Application of Western Surrealistic in Design of Landscape Architecture


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Surrealism was the twentieth century’s longest lasting art movement in the arts. It explored the mysterious dream world of the unconscious mind. Surrealist works depict a familiar yet alien world of dreamlike serenity and nightmarish fantasy, and their legacy pervades much of contemporary art, literature, film and popular culture. As a representation of irrational aesthetics in the modern art trends, it is worthwhile to study the influence and construction of Surrealism in modern landscape architecture. This paper explores the modern landscape form under the influence of Surrealism Art by analyzing and investigating the intrinsic relationship between Surrealist Art and the modern landscape architecture. Besides that, this paper described the connection between surreal spirit and Chinese landscape architecture design term metaphor of “presence”.



Edited by:

Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin




D. Huo and F. Yang, "Application of Western Surrealistic in Design of Landscape Architecture", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 2394-2397, 2012

Online since:

November 2012





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