Download e-book for kindle: Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy by Marc Treib,Luigi Latini

By Marc Treib,Luigi Latini

Born in Florence in 1910, Pietro Porcinai grew up at the vintage grounds of the Villa Gamberaia in Settignano the place his father served as head gardener. even supposing he studied agriculture in university, Porcinai’s precise curiosity lay within the panorama structure perform he based in 1938. Early initiatives founded within the quarter of Arezzo, whose sort mirrored modern­ized? conventional versions. within the postwar period the place of work flourished, generating sleek gardens of exceptional layout and use of vegetation. In those works, Porcinai convincingly tested the affinity among historic structure and landscapes un­compromisingly smooth. in the course of his lengthy and effective occupation he additionally consulted on autostrada making plans, and designed public parks, memorials, or even a Pinocchio subject park-at occasions taking part with famous architects resembling Renzo Piano, Carlo Scarpa and Oscar Niemeyer. This e-book, the 1st English-language research on Pietro Porcinai offers a accomplished and richly illustrated evaluation of his lifestyles and memorable achievements.

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