Dream Of Venice In Black And White by Tiziano ScarpaDream Of Venice In Black And White by Tiziano Scarpa

Dream Of Venice In Black And White

Introduction byTiziano ScarpaEditorJoAnn Locktov

Hardcover | September 5, 2018

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Dream of Venice in Black and White reveals Venice as a narrative in chiaroscuro. Over 50 photographers from 10 countries 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 Venice. Venice has had the audacity to exist as a living city for over 1,500 years. But for how much longer?

Dream of Venice in Black and White is dedicated to Gianni Berengo Gardin. His photographs, both captivating and controversial, have become intrinsic to Italy’s collective conscious.

A portion of the proceeds from each book will be donated to the Ikona Photo Gallery, located in Venice’s Ghetto Nuovo.
Tiziano Scarpa was born in Venice, Italy in 1963. He is a novelist, poet, playwright, and journalist. In 1997 he won the Italia Prize for his writing. Scarpa’s lyrical novel, Stabat Mater (Serpent’s Tail, 2011) was awarded the Strega Prize, Italy’s most prestigious literary honor. His acclaimed Venice is a Fish: a Sensual Guide (Gotham...
Title:Dream Of Venice In Black And WhiteFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:96 pages, 8.5 × 9 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:September 5, 2018Publisher:Bella Figura PublicationsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0990772527

ISBN - 13:9780990772521


Editorial Reviews

“JoAnn Locktov’s latest editorial outing, the third in her Dream of Venice series, is the best yet. Who else would intuit that a city famous for its dazzling color would reveal new secrets if contributing photographers were asked to strip their palettes down to a spare black and white? The book begins with a justly famous image entitled “In a vaporetto” by Gianni Berengo Gardin—the only photo I know which fully embodies the actual feel of a Venetian vaporetto ride with its brief, serendipitous opportunities to study human character. Right after this comes an extremely original and insightful essay by Tiziano Scarpa. The book offers iconic scenes rendered with visionary effect. For instance, two images, one of the Piazza San Marco resting under aqua alta, by Matteo Chinellato (p. 23), and a second of gondolas in the middle distance, by Fabio Bressanello (p. 89), demonstrate how artistic genius can transform common sights rendered with sharp-edged realism into mysterious dream worlds. For anyone who loves Venice or wants to learn more about her, this is a treat not to be missed.”  — Dial Parrott, author, The Genius of Venice