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Architectural Gardening.—VII.

won such well-deserved triumph in former Vene-
tian exhibitions, it is this year on the whole some-
what disappointing and insignificant, in spite of the
majestic classic “high relief” exhibited by Ca-
landra, some good busts by D’Orsi, Jerace,
Ximenes, Alberti and Bazzaro, and some exqui-
sitely modelled figures of animals by Bugatti,
Tofanari and Brozzi, and some groups by Trou-
betzkoi, Apolloni, Origo, Ciusa, Andreotti,
Nicolini, Nono, Pellini, Graziosi, Prini, Camaur,
Cataldi, Ugo and Sortini.

Italians may well feel elated at the great strides
which decorative painting has made in Italy during
the last few years. This is strikingly exemplified
at this Exhibition, notably in the works by Sartorio,
Galileo Chini and Plinio Nomellini. V. P.

Architectural gardening.


In the previous notes on this subject one of the
principal intentions has been to show by the illus-
trations as well as by the letterpress the close
relationship that should exist, in a good scheme,
between the house and garden, and particularly in

those portions of the garden immediately adjoining
the house. This should be evidenced not only in
things pictorial (such as the grouping of the strictly
architectural portions of the gardens with the
main building) but also in the equally important
questions relating to the disposition and general
arrangement of the whole in order to secure the
maximum amount of convenience and simplicity
in the practical working. There is also to re-
member the added interest and charm which a
studiously contrived garden plan will give to the
living rooms it adjoins.

The design shown in the perspective view of a
riverside house and garden on the opposite page,
and the plan in explanation of it on this page, have
been specially designed to illustrate some of these
points. A casual glance at the sketch might
prompt the question as to the manner in which
this view illustrates the subject of these notes at
all, but a reference to the plan will show that the
garden, so far from being a subsidiary part of the
general plan, is the dominant factor in the design,
and controls the planning of the house as it should
in a scheme for a summer residence.

This house has been designed to meet the
special requirements asked for in a house and
garden used principally in the summertime, and
proposed to be built on the banks of a well known
river. Here the life would, in favourable summers,

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