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Many garden and landscape designers were influenced by abstract art. Few were fully committed to Bauhaus principles in the classic Modernist era but they remain a foundation for design projects in the third decade of the 21st century. Modernist abstract designs were made with:

•  rectilinear geometry 

•  curvilinear geometry

• steel 

• glass

• concrete

• mown grass

• expressionist planting design

Naum Gabo Fountain 

Barcelona Pavilion

Henry Moore Foundation 

Caveman Cheddar Gorge Restaurant

Bentley Wood 

Frederick Gibberd Garden 

The Homewood 


London Zoo Penguin Pool 

Water Gardens by Philip Hicks 

Chelsea Barracks 

Chelsea Harbour 

Chelsea Flower Show 


Abstract Modern garden design style