JoAnn Locktov Is Interviewed

JoAnn Locktov is interviewed by James Swan of Million Dollar Decorating,an encore for the Bella Figura Communications’ founder. “Delighted to have JoAnn Locktov back with us today, sharing what her life is like ‘away from the office’” he notes. Click over to James’ site  to listen to the interview.   James is such a natural […]

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Dream of Venice Series in Where Venice

In a Focus piece, the July 2017 issue of Where Venice featured the Dream of Venice series of books published by Bella Figura Publications, an imprint developed by JoAnn Locktov. The mention, “Inspired by the city” opens with a question: “Why do we take photographs when we’re travelling?” Its editors answer, “Because we want to […]

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JoAnn Locktov Independent Publisher

The Independent Publisher recently awarded Dream of Venice Architecture an IPPY award. The organization also asked the book’s creator, JoAnn Locktov independent publisher, to pen a feature article for their online publication. In it, she presents her path to and through the intricacies of birthing two books. Here is a small excerpt of the piece, […]

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Dream of Venice in Interior Design

When Stanley Abercrombie featured Dream of Venice Architecture in Interior Design magazine’s Books section, his opening salvo was “A dream of a book.”

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A Modern Day Impiraressa

I introduce readers of Italy Explained to Marisa Convento, A Modern-Day Impiraressa, who will take you to the votive displays, saints sheltered in a sotoportego offering protection and grace.

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Having Lunch on Francesco Time

Italy Explained published this piece I wrote about my gastronomical escapades at La Cantina in Venice, a lunch I will never forget.

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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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Modern in Murano: The Sisters Sent’s Wearable Glass Jewelry

Susanna and Marina Sent grew up on Murano, The cradle where the alchemy of silica and heat was revolutionized. Take the scenic route in Modern in Murano: The Sisters Sent’s Wearable Glass Jewelry

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A Guided Tour of Contemporary Venice Part II

This is Part II of JoAnn Locktov’s essay on Cristina Gregorin’s dedication to the contemporary, creative spirit of Venice in Celebrating a Creative, Modern Venice

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A Guided Tour of Contemporary Venice Part I

JoAnn Locktov now raises our consciousness by featuring Cristina Gregorin’s tours of modern architecture in Venice with A Guided Tour of Contemporary Venice

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In Venice Culture Under Construction

JoAnn Locktov focuses on both the Church of San Lorenzo in Venice and Mexico’s 2012 Biennale exhibit and how this will restore the church back to its Renaissance splendor In Venice, Culture under Construction

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Fortuny, a Name Synonymous with Venice

Lino Lando’s fascination and fanatical devotion with Mariano Fortuny has led to a devotion to the craft. See how he continues this legacy in Fortuny, a Name Synonymous with Venice

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