Monthly Archives: May 2011

Venice is a Fish by Tiziano Scarpa – Book Review

“Venice is a Fish – A Sensual Guide”, by Tiziano Scarpa, Gotham Books (Penguin), New York, 2008, 153pp., originally published in Italian as “Venezia e’ un Pesce”, Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore Milano, Milan, 2000. Tiziano Scarpa is a Venetian by birth, by residency, by choice.  One of … Continue reading

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Bacon on Venice

No, this is not an article about the food of Venice.  This Bacon, Edmund Bacon, was renowned for his leadership of the City of Philadelphia Planning Department during the heady days of redevelopment, helping to guide many community-building projects and … Continue reading

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Completing the City – Great Lessons from the Form of Venice

In one of his seminal works, “A History of Architecture: Settings and Rituals” (Kostof, Spiro, Oxford University Press, New York, 1985), Spiro Kostof (+) addressed “The City Design at Large” (pp. 472-476). One emphasis was the work of the “Magistry of Waters”, a … Continue reading

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