Dream of Venice Architecture

Dream of Venice Architecture

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Winner, IPPY Silver Award in Architecture Finalist, 2016 Foreword Indies Award in Architecture An intimate journey through the remarkable Venetian urban landscape, this book reveals the architectural features that contribute to the incredulity of the beautiful city from the mysterious sotoporteghi to the complexity of Carlo Scarpa's "immaculate detailing." Evocative photographs complement the personal reveries contributed by 36 notable international architects and architectural writers who have been inspired by the city and share in her wonder. Included are personal reflections from Tadao Ando, James Biber, Mario Botta, Michele De Lucchi, Massimiliano Fuksas, Robert McCarter, Richard Murphy, Witold Rybczynski, Annabelle Selldorf, and Thomas Woltz.show more

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  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 215 x 230 x 15.24mm | 572g
  • Bella Figura Publications
  • California, United States
  • English
  • 44 colour photos & 1 illus
  • 0990772519
  • 9780990772514
  • 304,163

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"Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Centuries of accumulation of historic layers have turned it into a complex and diverse city that every architect should visit some point of their life. This complexity also yields infinite ways to look at and examine Venice's rich canals, streets and architecture. In a particularly perceptive and emotional way, this book, thanks to the beautiful photos by Riccardo De Cal, shows us the city treasured by some of the world's most renowned architects and architectural writers." --David Basulto, editor in chief, ArchDailyshow more

About Joann Locktov

Riccardo De Cal is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who focuses his work on architects, architecture, and restorations in the Veneto. He has exhibited at the Venice and Bucharest Biennales, the Milan Triennale, and film festivals in Lisbon, Cannes, and Venice. He lives in Asolo, Italy. Richard J. Goy is an architect with an expertise in the conservation and restoration of historic buildings. He is the author of The House of Gold, Venice an Architectural Guide, Venice: The City and Its Architecture, and Venice Vernacular Architecture. He divides his time between London and Venice.show more

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