A decade (1969-1978) of observation, classification and illustration of the abusive vegetation
infesting the grounds of the international railway station in Chiasso, Switzerland, by botanist Ernesto Schick.
First published in 1980, Railway Flora has maintained all its original charm. Its bond with the territory and with the history of one of the symbols of its economic development, the painstaking research of an all but common man and his scrutiny of the complex relationship between human beings and their environment offer a testimony which remains as intriguing as it ever was. The new edition collects writings and original illustrations from the author, scientific updates and a literary intervention by the poet Fabio Pusterla.
Foreword by Graziano Papa.
Introduction by Nicola Schoenenberger.
Texts by Fabio Pusterla and Ernesto Schick.
Graphic design: CCRZ, Lugano.
Published with Edizioni Florette.
published in March 2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
11 x 17 cm (softcover), booklet (9 x 14 cm), leporello (38,8 x 17 cm)
12 + 168 pages (color & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-88-99385-06-4
EAN : 9788899385064