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In Italy: Sketches & Drawings

In Italy: Sketches & Drawings
by Laurie Olin.

Laurie Olin and Pablo Mandel, editors

Publication Date: January 30, 2024
Format: Hardcover with jacket
258 pages
Publisher: ORO Editions
Size: 8.5” x 8.5”
ISBN: 978-1957183831
Typeset in Lyon Text

Artists and designers have recorded places, people, and life in drawings and sketchbooks for centuries. Over the past fifty years, Laurie Olin, one of America’s most distinguished landscape architects, has recorded aspects of life and the environment in Italy: its cities and countryside, streets and cafes, ancient ruins, art, architecture, people, villas, and gardens—civic and domestic, humble to grand, things of interest to his designer’s eye— taking the time to see carefully. Rome in its seasons, agriculture in Umbria and Tuscany, trees, food, and fountains, all are noted over the years in watercolor or pen and ink.
Originally made in the personal pleasure of merely being there as well as self-education, this selection from many sketchbooks and drawings is accompanied with introductory notes and remarks for different regions including Rome, Turin, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, and Sicily.
Book design by Pablo Mandel