Tag Archives: Venice

Venice – My Favorite Bridge

Which ponte is my favorite bridge in Venice?  The easy answer, of course, is “The one I can see from the one I am standing upon” (not blocking traffic, of course) at any given time, day or night.  In reality … Continue reading

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Brodsky’s Love Affair with Venice

Brodsky’s Love Affair with Venice Joseph Brodsky, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Poetry, was interviewed in New York in December 1979 by Sven Birkirts.  Paris Review published the interview as “Joseph Brodsky, The Art of Poetry No. 28”.  In … Continue reading

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Venice Quilt

The Venice Quilt.  There is a pattern to this Quilt, assembled and nurtured for over 1500 years.  Most observers wonder if there is a pattern, how it can be seen, traced, and comfortably used. The Venice pattern was formed through the creative absorption and transformation of classical values, … Continue reading

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Venice Paths

“Andare per le podere” means “reaching hidden areas by following secret paths, thus heightening the visitor’s sense of discovery and expectation”, according to Jacopo Fasolo in “Another Venice”.  This rings true for me whether that secret path is long known … Continue reading

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“Dream of Venice” – A Book Review

Dream of Venice, photography by Charles Christopher, edited by Joann Locktov, forward by Frances Mayes, with 37 contributors.  Bella Figura Publications, 2014.  http://www.bellafiguracommunications.com “Venice is a state of mind” wrote Frances Mayes in her stunning Foreward to this exquisite book … Continue reading

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Venice Pavilion at the Biennale 2014 – Sonnets in Babylon by Daniel Libeskind

Venice has its own permanent pavilion at the Biennale, adjacent to those of many nations.  This is not only appropriate because the Biennale is in Venice, but because Venice was an independent nation-state for over 1000 years – until Napoleon … Continue reading

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Romania at the Biennale 2014: Site Under Construction

Projecting the future from amidst the relics of modernist ruin. Deep inside the Giardini in Castello, Venice, the Romanian Pavilion for the Architecture Biennale sits amidst a long row of undifferentiated pavilion facades, evocative of their design era and the … Continue reading

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Augmented Australia – Recreating Lost Architecture – 14th Biennale Architettura – Venice 2014

The Australian Exhibition at the 2014 International Architecture Biennale Since the permanent Australian pavilion for the Biennale in the Giardini Publicca is being rebuilt, Australia made certain to participate in this year’s architecture exhibition by creating a temporary pavilion – … Continue reading

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nel segno di Carlo Scarpa (the sign of Carlo Scarpa)

Thoughts after experiencing an exhibition at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Fall, 2014, by Randy Bosch. Rarely has an architect with a relatively limited body of work, primarily located in one region of one country, had such an impact upon the … Continue reading

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THE NETHERLANDS AT THE 14TH BIENNALE D’ARCHITETTURA – VENICE 2014 OPEN: A BAKEMA CELEBRATION The Het Nieuwe Instituut choreographed the exhibition for The Netherlands at the Biennale.  The Jaap Bakema Study Centre is one of their ongoing programs.  Their stated … Continue reading

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