“With its artfully evocative photography and illuminating, often-poetic,
essays, Dream of Venice Architecture pierces the myths and mist of this
enchanting city with fresh insights into its myriad sensory pleasures.
From exotic buildings whose facades resemble carpets to pirouetting wind
vanes that signal the onset of the latest Adriatic weather, Dream of
Venice Architecture captures both the magic and the mysteries of this
Blair Kamin, architecture critic, Chicago
"More than any other city, Venice embodies a defined urban form, compact fabric and unitary body composed by successive historical transformations."
"Venice, for me, is a metaphor for unexpected creative possibilities."
Louise Braverman, FAIA
the ageless city. How can we take measure of her to a finite time, she
who is crystallized by the juxtaposition of styles, of forms, of places,
"Venice, where everything flows, unpredictable, like nature itself."
Dream of Venice Architecture
is an intimate journey through the remarkable Venetian urban landscape.
A cadre of notable international architects and architectural writers
explore the elements that make Venice unique in the world. Dream of Venice Architecture reveals the incredulity of her beauty, from the mysterious sotoporteghi to the complexity of Carlo Scarpa’s "immaculate detailing."
book includes architects who have built in Venice (Tadao Ando,
Annabelle Selldorf, Mario Botta, Michele De Lucchi, and Valeriano
Pastor) as well as Scarpa experts (Robert Mc Carter, Richard Murphy,
Anne-Catrin Schultz, and Guido Pietropoli). Representing the 2016 Architecture Biennale,
the book includes TAMassociati (curating the Italy pavilion), Cynthia
Davidson (co-curating the US Pavilion) and Louise Braverman
The introduction is by Richard J. Goy,
the international authority on Venetian architecture. He bridges the
chasm between the original muddy wilderness of the 5th century and the
intrigue of the built environment. The evocative photographs are by the
award-winning filmmaker and photographer Riccardo De Cal, who shot an image to accompany each essay. A portion of the proceeds from each book will be donated to Foundation Querini Stampalia to support their architectural programming in Venice.