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    Title: Dream of Venice
    Edited by: JoAnn Locktov Photographs by: Charles Christopher
    ISBN10-13: 0990772500 : 9780990772507
    The mysterious allure of the ancient floating city of Venice is captured in this book of evocative photography and beguiling words of a diverse group of contemporary Venetophiles. The luminous photographs, in both color and black and white, compliment the intimate thoughts, memories, poems, and stories of notable contributors from the worlds of art, literature, design, cuisine, music, and filmmaking. Readers will want to listen to the silence of the canals and get lost in the ethereal mist of Piazza San Marco. Included are anecdotes and Venetian recollections from Woody Allen, Julie Christie, Diane Hales, Marcella Hazan, Erica Jong, Judith Martin, Linus Roache, Roger Crowley, and Nicolas Roeg.
    Pages: 96  Size: 230x215mm  Illustrations: 39 colour photos 
    PublishedBella Figura Publications - December   2014
    Format: Hardback
    Subjects: Photography & photographs : Architecture : Travel & holiday : Italy
    List Price: 24.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: Dream of Venice Architecture
    Series: (Dream of Venice Series)
    By (author): Richard J Goy Photographs by: Riccardo De Cal Edited by: JoAnn Locktov
    ISBN10-13: 0990772519 : 9780990772514
    Dream of Venice Architecture is an intimate journey through the remarkable Venetian urban landscape. A cadre of 36 notable international architects and architectural writers explore the elements that make Venice unique in the world. Dream of Venice Architecture reveals the features that contribute to incredulity of her beauty, from the mysterious sotoporteghi to the complexity of Carlo Scarpa's immaculate detailing. The book includes reveries from architects who have built in the city, been inspired by the city and share in her wonder, including Tadao Ando, Mario Botta, Annabelle Selldorf, Richard Murphy, and Massimiliano Fuksas. 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 compelling photographs are by the award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer Riccardo De Cal, who portrays Venice as a living city. This is the second book in the Dream of Venice series. A portion of the proceeds from each book will be donated to Foundation Querini Stampalia to support their architectural programming in Venice.
    Reviews:
    "Residents of 14th century Venice would still recognize their city today. Venice was built to fit into her liquid environment, at the same time fully respecting the needs of her inhabitants. Dream of Venice Architecture is a heartfelt invitation to learn what Venice can still teach us today about humane architecture.” —Iris Loredana, author, La Venessiana
    “Loved this book starting from the dedication to all Venetians, past present and future. The array of contributors provides privileged insight into the thinking of some of the most accomplished architects as well as a number of very interesting new discoveries. This is the exception to the rule that there are too many books on Venice!” —Jane da Mosto, co-founder We Are Here Venice
    “We would all rather actually be in Venice than just dream of it. But for those times when you are looking forward to your very first visit there, or when you are remembering the special moments from your last stay, this is the book you want to be holding in front of you.“ —Steve Kroeter, editor in chief Designers & Books
    "Carlo Scarpa was the 20th Century’s undisputed master of arranging materials, color, and form into architectural compositions and details that were at once tough and tectonic, but above all, so mind-blowingly sensuous and beautiful, they could bring tears to your eyes. This timely collection of personal observations about Venice, which include Scarpa’s work, reminds us of his profound influence and unparalleled genius.” —John Friedman, FAIA
    "If this book doesn't make you want to jump on a plane to visit the city John Ruskin described as 'a wonderful piece of world,' you should have your heart examined.” - Julie Lasky, design writer and critic
    "I open this book of eloquent prose and exquisite photography, and my own memories of Venice come swirling back. This is one of those rare books one wants to keep near, to return to again and again." - Kristen Richards, co-founder/editor, ArchNewsNow
    “JoAnn Locktov’s newest book on Venice is a gem, a vision and a little slice of heaven. Inside Dream of Venice: Architecture are 36 essays by architects and architectural writers (full disclosure: I am one), accompanied by what can only be described as ethereally scrumptious photography by Riccardo De Cal. Richard Goy’s introduction alone is worth the price of admission. It’s an educational treatise on the dialect, history and highly complex urban plan of this place that’s more living organism than urban center. And it’s highly readable. Locktov has not only dedicated the book to the citizens of Venice - alas, there are only 54,000 living there now, while 60,000 tourists descend from the skies and the lagoon every day - but is also donating a portion of its proceeds to the Foundation Querini Stampalia to support its architecture programming there. If ever there were a worthy cause, this book is it. The fact that it is a compelling read and a visual feast is simply a bonus.” - J. Michael Welton, Editor and Publisher, ArchitectsAndArtisans.com May 2016
    “A dream of a book. Noted architects, interior and product designers, professors, and journalists contributed the three dozen brief yet eloquent essays, each complemented by an appropriate and often stunning image by Riccardo De Cal. A portion of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, a library and museum housed in a Renaissance palazzo with interiors by Carlo Scarpa and Mario Botta. ‘Venice was built where no land ever existed’ “ - Interior Design magazine May 2016
    "Reviewing Dream of Venice Architecture, Curbed examines “the dreamy lost city in a lagoon”: “Few cities offer as scenic a setting as canal-lined Venice, with a tapestry of buildings lining the waterways, all uniquely designed to stand out in this singular setting. It’s a centuries old artifact adrift in the modern world, making it a perfect subject for architects and architectural critics to wax poetic The short essays, recounting the construction quirks, hidden secrets, and one-of-a-kind structures of Venice, are experienced like the flashes of memory, the type you might take away from your own trip. It’s a quick, engaging read, especially for those who have visited, improved by the addition of photos from Riccardo De Cal. Ranging from landscape portraits and fog-laden piazzas to noir-like visions of evening enveloping ancient architecture, the images help provide a sense of familiarity to the recollections and remembrances. Despite the entertaining essays, Venice can still seem like more of a vision than a physical place.”
    “Venice belongs to the whole world, as demonstrated by these intensely felt reactions by people of many nationalities to its beauty and livability—despite the uncontrolled tourist numbers. This book should be a wake-up call to the Italian authorities who so mismanage the city. “ --Anna Somers Cocks, former chairman, the Venice in Peril Fund and founder-editor, The Art Newspaper
    “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 ‘precarious paradise.’” -- Blair Kamin, architecture critic, Chicago Tribune
    Dream of Venice Architecture is a visual and visceral examination of the dueling, often antithetical forces that make Venice like no other place. Architecture's top minds navigate the personal channels of memory in a city that is both sinister and tranquil, profound and lithe. Riccardo De Cal’s haunting images demonstrate its multitudes—it is all encompassing and singular—somewhat like the human experience. You come to understand the idea that ancient Venice, built on brown waters, is beautiful in spite of itself. —Mieke ten Have, design editor at large, Elle Decor
    “Dream of Venice Architecture— edited, published, and with a preface by JoAnn Locktov—gathers 35 very short essays in which some of the world’s leading architectural minds, including Tadao Ando, Mario Botta, Jürgen Mayer H., and Witold Rybczynski, attempt to grapple with the strange and miraculous-seeming city. Each essay is accompanied by a single, exquisite image by Riccardo de Cal, a Venice-trained architect, photographer, and filmmaker. De Cal has managed to capture Venice in surprising and often poignant ways—no easy task in this postcard of a city. “I wanted to tell the story of a Venice empty and suspended in time, a place where nothing exists except architecture and nature— a place man does not inhabit,” said de Cal.
    “For all those interested in understanding Venice on a deeper level, Dream of Venice Architecture is a must.” – Italy Magazine Sept 2016

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    “Hortus Conclusus. The Humane City. Midnight Blue. Dream of Venice Architecture depicts Venice as the city built along concentric circles. A novel yet ancient concept and in our opinion, so revealing about the layers and fabric of the floating town, stretching from private to public and beyond into the Lagoon.” – La Venessiana Sept 2016

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    Dream of Venice Architecture featured in a 5 page article in the October issue of Aishti Magazine!

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    August 2017 - Venetian tour guide Luisella Romeo published a glowing and extensive review, illustrated with several images, on the website SeeVenice.it.

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    Pages: 96  Size: 230x215mm  Illustrations: 44 colour photos & 1 illus 
    PublishedBella Figura Publications - May   2016
    Format: Hardback
    Subjects: Architecture : Italy
    List Price: 25.99 Pounds Sterling
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    Title: Dream of Venice in Black and White
    Series: (Dream of Venice Series)
    Introduction by: Tiziano Scarpa Edited by: JoAnn Locktov
    ISBN10-13: 0990772527 : 9780990772521
    Dream of Venice in Black and White reveals Venice as a narrative in chiaroscuro. Over 50 photographers have documented the city to create a visual legacy of elegant realism in light and shadow. The acclaimed Italian author Tiziano Scarpa contributes a poignant reflection of his life as a Venetian, experiencing perpetual change. His eloquent and candid Introduction exposes the complex issues that threaten the survival of his city. Venice has had the audacity to exist as a living city for over 1,500 years. But for how much longer?
    Reviews:
    "An enchanted Venice, in black and white, like a dream. But this is really the authentic Venice, a dream-reality that we must love and defend.” -- Salvatore Settis, author, If Venice Dies
    “This remarkable anthology, thanks to the wintery season, the tones of black and white and the virtual absence of tourists, offers us the romantic melancholy, the poetry of reflections and the beauty of light that are the magic of Venice." -- Philip Rylands, Director Emeritus, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
    "The beauty of Venice could not exist without the unwavering love of those who live and work here. This book captures with magnificent images and passionate words the spirit of a dream that the world should not take for granted.” -- Shaul Bassi, Director, International Center for the Humanities and Social Changes at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
    "What deeply mysterious and evocative images. Let them transport you across all the borders of memory. They reveal the heart of Venice’s power: timelessness.” -- Frances Mayes, author, Women in Sunlight
    "The best book about true Venetian’s Venice. A love’s call. A war cry. A righteous tribute to a City that fights to be alive. Look at these pictures. They’re the first step to become a Venetian. Because Venice is not a mere place: it’s a state of the soul." -- PierAlvise Zorzi, Venetian Patrician from a long line of Venice’s defenders, journalist, author, writer
    Ytali Magazine features a sneak preview of Dream of Venice in Black and White, under the title: '7 Unique Ways to Photograph Venice By 7 Unique Photographers'. 'In anticipation of its international release in September, ytali.com is pleased to publish the first of an exclusive series of interviews with the photographers from the English/Italian publication "Dream of Venice in Black and White." We thank Bella Figura Publications for this investigation into the art of photography dedicated to Venice.

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    "New book Dream of Venice in Black and White is likely to banish any photo fatigue you're feeling - because it contains a stunning portfolio of 77 images of the Italian city that have a rare power and elegance. They have been taken by over 50 photographers, with some dating back 60 years, and looking at them is like seeing the city for the first time." - Jennifer Newton, Daily Mail, December 2018

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    Pages: 96  Size: 230x215mm  Illustrations: 77 b/w photos 
    PublishedBella Figura Publications - September   2018
    Format: Hardback
    Subjects: Photography & photographs : Architecture : Travel & holiday : Italy
    List Price: 25.99 Pounds Sterling
    Availability: In Stock   Qty Available: 157
    Title: 3 of: 3

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