Front Cover

Publisher Note

What comes to our mind when we think about the term “oak” it an organic mix of botanical and evocative fascination. Oak as a specific tree, with a peculiar shape and size; oak as an ecosystem of thousands of small plants and animals growing and living on it; oak as a strong symbolic being linked to strength and supernatural powers. The Blekinge region of Sweden collects a small number of centenary oak trees, the few survivors of a larger forest disappeared in the past centuries due to a planned deforestation. Nowadays they’re kept under protection and respected by the inhabitants of the region.

Photographs and design by Francesco Paleari.

Artists’ Book

Oaks of Blekinge

by Francesco Paleari

Release Place Venice, Italy
Release Date 2019
Printrun 30
Subform Photobook
Language English
Dimensions 25.0 × 21.5 cm
Weight 200 gram
Pages 64