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Tuscan Olive Tree / Olivi di Toscana

By: Paolo Nanni(Editor)
304 pages, colour photos
Tuscan Olive Tree / Olivi di Toscana
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  • Tuscan Olive Tree / Olivi di Toscana ISBN: 9788859611066 Paperback Jan 2012 Usually dispatched within 2-4 weeks
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Language: Bilingual in English and Italian

The generous, long-lived olive tree is one of the characteristic features of the Tuscan countryside. It has inspired countless works of art and become a universal religious symbol of peace and goodwill. And it has left deep marks in our culture.

Tuscan Olive Tree tells the story of the olive tree from many angles. The chapters, each written by an outstanding specialist in a different field, cover topics such as botanical characteristics, cultivation techniques, and economic aspects of the olive-oil market, the olive tree in art and literature, and its various iconographic meanings through the ages.

While primarily intended for scholars and olive-tree growers, this lavishly illustrated book will be also be a useful and fascinating reference work for the general reader, promoting a broader reflection on the landscape and the importance of natural resources.

Summary in Italian:
L'olivo, pianta significativa del paesaggio toscano, esemplarmente generosa e longeva, è stato ispiratore di diverse espressioni artistiche e assunto a universale simbolo religioso, di pace e di buoni intenti, scolpendo indelebili e profonde tracce nella nostra cultura.

Il volume affronta la pianta e la sua storia da diverse angolature, in capitoli affidati a studiosi d'eccellenza, ognuno nel proprio settore. Oltre alle caratteristiche botaniche, alle tecniche di coltivazione, alle innovazioni tecnologiche nella coltura e agli aspetti economici del mercato dell'olio d'oliva, il testo offre numerosi spunti sull'utilizzo e i riferimenti all'olivo nel campo dell'arte e della letteratura, e richiama i diversi significati che sono stati associati alla pianta e alla sua iconografia nelle varie epoche.

Pur essendo quindi utile innanzitutto a studiosi e coltivatori, il libro, grazie anche al ricco corredo fotografico, costituirà una risorsa utile e affascinante per il grande pubblico, stimolando una riflessione più universale sul paesaggio e sull'importanza delle risorse naturali.

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By: Paolo Nanni(Editor)
304 pages, colour photos
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