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Monumental Venice
Jacques Boulay

Vendome Press
November 2012
On Sale: November 1, 2012
232 pages
ISBN: 0865653011
EAN: 9780865653016
Hardcover
$150.00
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Monumental Venice presents breathtaking panoramic views of Venice’s famed monuments and historic sites, as well as little-known gems. Covering many fascinating styles and periods, it features bustling Piazza San Marco, watery churches and abbeys, such as San Giorgio and Il Redentore, tranquil isolated squares and unfrequented districts, and marble palazzos lining the Grand Canal. Straddling the horseshoe-shaped Grand Canal, and viewed from the lofty campaniles of San Marco and San Giorgio, Venice is an apt subject for the panoramic photographer, and in Jacques Boulay the City of the Doges has found a talented heir to Venice’s well-known photographic tradition. Venice seamlessly melds old and new, the Gothic Ca’ d’Oro and Peggy Guggenheim’s outstanding museum collection, the ancient Palazzo Pisanti-Moretta and the rioutous 1920s Hispano-Moorish delirium of the Lido. Boulay’s achingly beautiful photographs make it evident that Venice is far more than a collection of historic buildings, sixteenth-century fish markets, and public squares; its numerous secret gardens, canals, and quiet waterways make it one of the most verdant cities in Europe. Venetians are both urban and urbane, and Boulay reveals the brightly hued fisherman’s houses of Burano, picturesque covered passages and cul-de-sacs, and the legendary Caffè Florian, where generations of Venetians and visitors partake of Negronis or Americanos. The panoramic vision of Jacques Boulay makes age-old Venice young again.

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Good Morning America - December 12, 2012

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