Is it possible to interpret the urban spaces in ancient Venice as we would analyse those in Los Angeles or Rotterdam? This book is the attempt to analyse Venice's campi in the same way we would consider public space today. It focuses on those places so essential to public life and which offer an endless number of variations in our urban surroundings. We are actors on the stages of the city. The continual fascination with Venice's campi shows that this feature of urban architecture still has a significant role to play in modern life and they have a great creative potential to offer today's architects and planners.
This publication documents Venice's squares in detail, analysing them precisely. Extensive visual material including plans, photographs of models, and photo sequences of the actual squares complement the texts to provide a comprehensive reference on this topic.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 240 x 300 x 23.37mm | 1,684g
- 01 Aug 2002
- Birkhauser Verlag AG
- Basel, Switzerland
- Bilingual edition
- 561 Illustrations, black and white