Each illustration is drawn to a scale of 1:100, with and without foliage, complete with tables of seasonal colour variations and projections of shadows cast during the hours of daylight by season. L’Architettura degli Alberi, first published in 1982, has been out of print for two decades.
This is the first English-language edition of a landmark study that took more than 20 years to complete; an essential addition to the library of architects, designers, botanists and anyone fascinated by trees and by nature in all its varieties.
About the Authors
In 1963, as an undergraduate at Florence University of the Arts, Cesare Leonardi opened a design practice with Franca Stagi, a postgraduate at Milan Polytechnic. Together, they designed the celebrated Nastro, Eco and Dondolo chairs before turning to urban and landscape design, renovation and redevelopment in Modena and its surroundings.
About the Publisher
For nearly 40 years, Princeton Architectural Press has been a leading publisher of books on architecture, design and visual culture. In recent years, the Press broadened its scope, introducing a children’s list and a line of stationery products. Princeton Architectural Press made its reputation by identifying new trends, publishing first books on emerging talents, as well as definitive works on established names, and by creating books of unsurpassed design quality and production values, producing nearly 1,000 intelligent and stimulating publications.