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Mien Ruys was honored in a traveling exhibition

Mien Ruys was honored in a traveling exhibition

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Garden and landscaper. Mien Ruys (1904-1999) is starting this fall, has been honored with a touring exhibition about her life and work. The initiative comes from the ABC Architectuurcentrum Haarlem.

“What Gerrit Rietveld for the architecture meant, and Piet Mondrian for the Style movement, she was for the green outdoor space,” says the centre. The immediate cause is the recent publication ‘Mien Ruys (1904-1999; search for the bright line,” written by Leo den Dulk.

In the exhibition are maps, drawings, photos and interviews on image among other Ruys famous vakgenoot Piet Oudolf. Also are the distinctive railroad ties (“Sleepers-Mien’), and washed pea gravel, and parts of her diaries, as part of the exhibition.

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The travelling expo will be from October 1 to show up in Haarlem and then for now in Zwolle, the netherlands, Dedemsvaart and Nagele, the village in the Noordoostpolder, where Ruys very much for designed.

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