Monumental Venice

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Monumental Venice

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Monumental Venice:

  • Presents breathtaking panoramic views of Venice famed monuments and historic sites, as well as little-known gems.
  • Hardcover
  • 232 pages

Measurements: 15" x 21"

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Published: October 1, 2012

Official book description:

Monumental Venice

presents breathtaking panoramic views of Venice's famed monuments and historic sites, as well as little-known gems. Covering many fascinating styles and periods, it features bustling Piazza San Marco, watery churches and abbeys, such as San Giorgio and Il Redentore, tranquil isolated squares and unfrequented districts, and marble palazzos lining the Grand Canal. Straddling the horseshoe-shaped Grand Canal, and viewed from the lofty campaniles of San Marco and San Giorgio, Venice is an apt subject for the panoramic photographer, and in Jacques Boulay the City of the Doges has found a talented heir to Venice's well-known photographic tradition. Venice seamlessly melds old and new, the Gothic Ca' d'Oro and Peggy Guggenheim's outstanding museum collection, the ancient Palazzo Pisanti-Moretta and the rioutous 1920s Hispano-Moorish delirium of the Lido. Boulay's achingly beautiful photographs make it evident that Venice is far more than a collection of historic buildings, sixteenth-century fish markets, and public squares; its numerous secret gardens, canals, and quiet waterways make it one of the most verdant cities in Europe. Venetians are both urban and urbane, and Boulay reveals the brightly hued fisherman's houses of Burano, picturesque covered passages and cul-de-sacs, and the legendary Caffè Florian, where generations of Venetians and visitors partake of Negronis or Americanos. The panoramic vision of Jacques Boulay makes age-old Venice young again.

Material: Paper

Care: Wipe with a dry cloth

Brand: Abrams

Founded in 1949, Abrams has the distinction of being the first publishing house in the United States to specialize in art and illustrated books. Today the New York-based company maintains seven imprints and counts writer Susan Orlean, photographer Richard Avedon, and graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister among its stable of authors. Abrams catalogs list beautifully designed volumes that contain everything from cooking, architecture, decoration, sports and entertainment, pop culture, and children’s comics.