The Architecture of Life / L’Architettura della Vita


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By Andrea Cavani & Giulio Orsini

This handsomely designed volume spotlights the eclectic and interdisciplinary life of Italian architect, designer, and photographer Cesare Leonardi. Leonardi's work can be found in the collections of several important museums throughout the world and has been featured in international magazines, yet is not as well-known outside of Italy as it could be. With a research-based practice that has developed in various directions throughout his forty-year career—and includes green design, furniture design, fiberglass projects, photography, sculpture, and urban planning—Leonardi's practice has shifted seamlessly between various interests, revealing a life dedicated to architecture and planning.

With over 500 images, including Leonardi's photographs, drawings and sketches, this book traces Cesare Leonardi’s work throughout his life, with specially written texts by Veronica Bastai, Stefano Bulgarelli, Andrea Cavani, Andrea Costa, Daniele De Luigi, Eugenio Gazzola, Giancarlo Martinelli, Lucia Miodini, Giulio Orsini, Jessica Pagani, Francesco Samassa and Paola Viganò.

Published in on the occasion of the exhibition Cesare Leonardi. L’Architettura della vita / The Architecture of Life, organized by Galleria Civica di Modena in 2017 (through 2018). 

Designed by Bunker

Published by Lazy Dog, 2017

In Italian and English

Hardcover, 320 pages, full color and black & white images, 9.3 × 11.2 inches

ISBN: 978-88-98030-24-8

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