Photography by Charles Christopher
Edited by Joann Locktov
Foreward by Frances Mayes
Dream of Venice, publishing December 5, 2014, offers an intriguing introduction to a city I have not yet visited. The gorgeous photography of Charles Christopher transports us through the waters and unexpected twists and turns of this magical place. Venetian observations and experiences of thirty-six noteworthy contributors offer impressions of this truly unique place. These contributors are all famous people(!). Not to name names, but… Peggy Guggenheim, Patrizia Gucci, Woody Allen, Saxon Henry and more offer their personal impressions of this wondrous place:
“Venice is a state of mind” – Frances Mayes
“Venice is a city of theatre, built for pageantry and high drama – a stage set, complete with theatrical lighting and mood music” -Hutton Wilkinson
Frances Mayes refers to Venice as a “sensory overload”, which is consistent with what others share about this soulful city. I love that. Clearly this is not a casual experience for those who have been. Venice is now on my bucket list.
The visual feast of Dream of Venice merges with the intelligent perspectives of famous Venetians, poets, writers, actors, a media strategist, essayists, novelists, an Oscar-nominated director, scholars, a world-renowned soprano, architects, designers and locals. Every page offers a very personal, heartfelt, unique insight…
Pick up a copy of this book for yourself and your travel-loving friends. It is sure to hit a nostalgic note to all who have experienced this magical place.