New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968. First edition. Staplebound Wraps. Small quarto, pp. 42, illustrated with b/w photographs. Very Good. Item #20418
This issue of their monthly bulletin was devoted to architecture and environment, a theme suggested by the exhibition "Visionary Architects" which was on view at the Museum at the time the issue was published. The exhibit featured 147 drawings and prints that gave a glimpse of the imaginative schemes for schools and palaces, sepulchers and pavilions, that were concocted by French architects of the late 18th century who rebelled against the traditional ideas of their contemporaries. Articles include "The Visionary Tradition in Architecture" by George R. Collins, professor of art history at Columbia; "The New Visionaries" by Arthur Rosenblatt, administrator for architecture and planning; "The Museum in the Park" by Jay Cantor, about the Smithsonian; and more. Interesting reading and well illustrated.