1981. Item #70165
(ARCHITECTURE). LOTUS 30 International: Quarterly Architectural Review. (Venice: Fantonigrafica, 1981). Illustrated with pictures, plans, and drawings; some color. 128 pp. Oblong 4to., glossy wrappers, illustrated. Lightly bowed, with mild wear, soil to wraps. Very good. Text in English and Italian. The subject of this issue is urban parks. Contents: "Iconographic variations: Classical and Gothic themes in the English landscape garden in the 18th century," by Kenneth Woodbridge; "The introduction of the picturesque into the city: Private gardens in Paris in the 18th century," by Monique Mosser; "The landscape garden in Lombardy: Utopia, politics and art at the beginning of the 19th century," by Gianni Venturi; "The Prato della Valle: Plans, transformations, people and spectacle on an urban site in Padua," by Manlio Brusatin; "Reservoir, circulation, residue: J.C.A. Alphand, technological beauty and the green city," by Maria Luisa Marceca; "Plan of Embellishment: Planning of parks in 19th century Berlin," by Hartwig Schmidt; "Civic art or applied sociology? P. Geddes and T.H. Mawson: two plans for Dunfermline," by Alessandra Ponte; "Milk, meadow, water, brick: Story of the Hamburg Stadtpark," by Arnalda Venier; "The red and the green: Park and city in Weimer Germany," by Marco De Michelis; "Quantifying parkland: The standards of happiness in Socialdemocratic Berlin," by Ludovica Scarpa; "People's parks in Germany: City and culture in the open air," by Inge Maass.