VENEZIA DALL'ALTO

After the success of the Carnival events organized by Giudecca Leone di Plastica at the Giudecca 795 Art Gallery (the show "Maschere d'Artista" (Masks by Artists, Maurizio Baccanti, Gloria Deandrea, and Benny Katz, 6-16 February 2010, and the presentation of the book "Venezia dall'alto -- Venice from Above") , the exhibit of some of the aerial photos by Giampaolo Agostinelli that make up the photo book has been extended to 12 March 2010 with opening hours to be confirmed: please check  the gallery's blog or call us (+39 340 8798327).


The book, in bilingual edition (Italian/English), featuring a preface by the City Councillor for Cultural Production, Luana Zanella, is published by AWD and is curated by Rosalba Giorcelli.

Please have a look at the PDF presentation

The most recent photo book about Venice, Italy -- "Venezia dall'alto / Venice from Above" -- gives you the extraordinary and relatively exclusive opportunity to admire Venice and her Lagoon from above. This is the first book to show the Calatrava bridge, the most recent works of the MOSE system, and not-as-touristy areas of Venice. Try to imagine what it would be like to rise higher than the St. Mark's steeple, which stands at almost 300 ft., and soar over the city: it is a breathtaking source of new discoveries. Flying at low altitude over Venice is a rare experience and a tough job, but thanks to Giampaolo Agostinelli, an extraordinary photographer and aviator, we are afforded the rarest of opportunities to discover Venice and the lagoon from on high. We have selected 114 photos and added brief descriptions and maps to help readers find their bearings in the maze that is Venice. This is the very first photographic book about Venice to feature the Ponte della Costituzione (the Calatrava Bridge) from above (it is the fourth and newest bridge to span the Grand Canal), but it is only one of the many reasons why this book is so special. It's as if one were dreaming of flying over Venice.

Websites: http://www.veneziadallalto.com (Italiano);
http://www.venicefromabove.com
(English)

Opening hours: from 12 to 18 February 2010, 3.30 pm - 8 pm and by appointment. Vernissage: 12 February 2010 from 5.30 pm