This research proposal deals with the main public gardens of the capital cities of Brazilian Northeastern states regarding the history of landscape architecture during the period time known as First Republic in Brazil's political chronology (1889-1930). It aims to establish theoretical and methodological perspectives in landscape design and environmental research studies. It is based on historical data and records, such as the importance of Recife's landscape design tradition, the role played by some professionals in Northeastern region of Brazil, the typological similarities between the gardens, even in cities of different urbanization patterns, as well as the social, economic and political context of the country. The proposal presents two general hypothetical questions: Was there a Northeastern regional landscape design context with internal links (between Northeastern states and capitals), external links (related to other Brazilian cities such as Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo) and overseas in First Republic? What was the nature of those links? The research sources include secondary data, such as literary and academic records, and written and iconographic primary sources, taking the gardens as historical documents from the dialogue between architecture and traditional historiographical domains.
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