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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Getty Center (Los Angeles, California, United States)en_US
dc.coverage.temporal1992-1997 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorIrwin, Roberten_US
dc.date1992-1997en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-27T15:18:45Z
dc.date.available2012-12-27T15:18:45Z
dc.date.issued1992-1997en_US
dc.identifier180998en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2170en_US
dc.descriptionCentral Garden, with bougainvillea in bloom at right; The 134,000-square-foot Central Garden at the Getty Center is the work of artist Robert Irwin. The design of the Central Garden re-establishes the natural ravine between the Museum and the Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities with an inviting, tree-lined walkway that leads the visitor through an extraordinary garden experience. The walkway traverses a stream planted on each side with a variety of grasses and gradually descends to a plaza where bougainvillea arbors provide scale and a sense of intimacy. The stream continues through the plaza and ends in a cascade of water over a stone waterfall or "chadar," into a pool in which a maze of azaleas floats. Around the pool is a series of specialty gardens, each with a variety of plant material. All of the foliage and materials of the garden have been selected to accentuate the interplay of light, color, and reflection. Irwin consulted with Richard Meier, Richard Naranjo, and the landscape architecture firm of Spurlock Poirier. Source: The Getty [website]; http://www.getty.edu/ (accessed 7/9/2010)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; stone; plant materialen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectbotanicalen_US
dc.subjectlandscapeen_US
dc.subjectGardensen_US
dc.subjectponden_US
dc.subjectpoolen_US
dc.subjectlandscape architectureen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.titleGetty Center: Central Gardenen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-MR-GC-1-Q6en_US
dc.contributor.displayRobert Irwin (American environmental artist, born 1928)en_US


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