Inspired by the city
Why do we take photographs when we're travelling? Because we want to take home the images of the places we've visited but also recapture the emotions we felt during our stay. To ensure that you take home unforgettable memories of Venice, or if you'd like to give someone a special present expressing the mysterious allure of Venice, we recommend the purchase of two beautiful books of evocative photography, published by Bella Figura Publications: Dream of
Venice and Dream of Venice Architecture.
In the first book, Dream of Venice, the reverential images captured by Charles Christopher are complimented by the intimate thoughts, memories, poems, and stories of notable contributors from the worlds of art, literature, design, cuisine, music, and filmmaking. Included are anecdotes and Venetian recollections from Woody Allen, Frances Mayes, Giampaolo Seguso, and Marcella Hazan, to mention but a few. In the second book, Dream of Venice Architecture, the photographs are by Riccardo De Cal, while the essays are written by several of the world's leading architects, including Tadao Ando, Michele de Lucchi, Mario Botta, Valeriano Pastor and Annabelle Selldorf, who have built in Venice. The book also features impressions by other architects, designers and artists who have been inspired by the city.
The books are dedicated to the people of Venice and can either be purchased in Venice or online. The links to the sites where you can buy them are listed at http://bellafigurapublications. com. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to two non-profit associations which work towards supporting the city of Venice, Save Venice and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia.