Dream of Venice 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.

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Dream of Venice

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.

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The Art of Mosaic Design: A Collection of Contemporary Artists

The Art of Mosaic Design by JoAnn Locktov reveals beautiful examples of the contemporary movement in mosaics around the world.

Mosaic design is a fascinating art based on paradoxes that must be embraced. Among these are the pieces, multiple objects of simplicity fused into a singular, complex wholeness; the irregularity that springs from deliberation;and more often than not, the creation that is wrought from destruction. Such paradoxes are put into context by the mosaicist when the principles of other visual arts are applied.

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Mosaic Art and Style: Designs for Living Environments

The book features profiles of more than 75 mosaic artists from a broad range of countries. The pages reveal designs in the living environment which means furniture, flooring, sculpture, found objects, hotels, and restaurants. The photographs illustrate both magnified detail and overall atmosphere of the surroundings. Most artists and designers will find this book inspirational in the scope of ideas-in-the-making as well as the validation that really anything is possible with mosaics.

Mosaic Art and Style by JoAnn Locktov captures the form and function of mosaics in our global surroundings and the artists that innovate them.

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