Juan Grimm est considéré comme le père de l'architecture paysagère chilienne. Ses travaux qui se mêlent intimement au milieu environnant soulignent la beauté de la nature. Bien qu'il ait principalement recours à des essences locales, il parvient à créer de nouvelles textures à couper le souffle. En Amérique du Sud, son terrain de prédilection, il a conçu pas loin de mille hectares de jardins ou de parcs publics répartis au Chili, en Argentine au Pérou et en Uruguay, parmi lesquels les jardins du temple Bahá’íou d'une abbaye bénédictine.
Juan Grimm is considered the father of landscape architecture in
Chile. His designs persistently underscore the sublimities of nature and
incorporate the environments surrounding them. Although he works mainly
with local flora, he creates breathtakingly new landscape textures. As
South America’s most important landscape architect, he has designed and
built nearly one thousand hectares of garden, as well as private and
public parks in Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Uruguay, including the
gardens of the Bahá’í Temple in Santiago and of a Benedictine abbey.
drawings, photographs, interviews, and extensive companion essays, this
book presents Grimm’s body of work, his methods, his sources of
inspiration, and his artistic aims. Selected examples, ranging from
small gardens to large parks, illustrate Grimm’s development over the
course of thirty years. At the same time, it is not only Grimm’s work
that is on display, but the model of Chilean landscape architecture of
which his work is exemplary.