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Soviet Green Cities

Zelenoe stroitel'stvo [Green construction].

Moscow: 1952. Octavo (26.5 × 20 cm). Original green embossed cloth over boards; 444 pp. with 28 leaves of illustrations. Light wear and soil to boards; still about very good.

First edition of this richly illustrated album on Soviet city greening, with numerous photographs of Moscow boulevards, parks, as well as decorative elements and “green architecture” from a variety of Soviet cities in the late 1940s. The album was intended as a textbook for urban planners on green space architecture and includes tables and building plans in addition to drawings and photo illustrations.

Little is known about the author, Leonid Lunts, a Soviet urban planner who authored over a dozen monographs and textbooks on landscape architecture, including “Greening of the Factory Grounds” (1948) and “Parks of Culture and Leisure” (1934).

Аs of April 2021, KVK, OCLC show only one copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

Book ID: 51264

Price: $750.00