The Architecture of Trees (Hardback)
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The Architecture of Trees (Hardback)

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Hardback 424 Pages / Published: 26/03/2019
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The Architecture of Trees is a legendary and unsurpassed botanical masterwork.This lavish large-format volume features more than 400 exquisite quill-pen illustrations of 211 tree species. Each is drawn to a scale of 1:100, with and without foliage, complete with tables of seasonal color variations and projections of shadows cast during the hours of daylight and season 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 twenty years to complete. This gorgeous book is an essential addition to the library of architects, designers, botanists, and anyone fascinated by trees and by nature in all its varieties.

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781616898069
Number of pages: 424
Dimensions: 387 x 274 mm


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"In an age of digitized everything I was awed by the soft texture of Leonardi's ink drawings..A tree's architecture, its silhouette, tells us what it is, what we can expect from it, and how we can manipulate its shape to serve a purpose: for fruit, for summer shade, for winter silhouettes that stop us midstep, as a hiding place from grown-ups. Now that I have this book, I need a new living room table worthy of the book's contents."
- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The revival of a beloved design reference."
- Landscape Architecture
"The text would be a valuable resource for any landscape architect, as would the plates showing the foliage color of dozens of species of trees, and the computer-generated diagrams of how their shadows fall at different times of year. But the heart of the book is the pen-and-ink drawings of trees found in Europe, each with and without its foliage and each shown in the same 1:100 scale. Their somewhat forbidding beauty is relieved in the back of the book, where lovely detail sketches of cones, berries and leaves punctuate technical descriptions of each tree."
- The Wall Street Journal

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