Saturday, November 21, 2015

Botany of the Elsewhere (Lionni's sketchbooks, 1972)

Leo Lionni (Amsterdam, 1910 – Radda in Chianti, 1999) in this work of beautiful charcoal and pencil sketches, creates a taxonomy of fantastic, weird plants. This research was developed and culminated four years later in his book "La botanica parallela" (Parallel Botany), first published in Italy by Adelphi in 1976.