The Architecture of Trees by Cesare Leonardi & Franca Stagi
Princeton Architectural Press


First published in 1982, 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 colour variations and projections of shadows cast during the hours of daylight and season by season.

This is the first English-language edition of a landmark study that took more than 20 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.


Princeton Architectural Press.