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A GUIDE TO THE GARDENS OF VENICE Gardens, parks, orchards and fields in the city and on the islands

Autore: Mariagrazia Dammicco/Gabriele Kostas




A photographic guide for anyone interested in learning about the green labyrinth of Venice and its lagoon, hidden amongst its streets and canals, behind the aristocratic façades and tall garden walls. More than 60 sites, includ- ing public parks, vegetable gardens, fields, museum gardens, foundations, convents, palaces and private homes: a legacy to discover, thanks to the owners and administrators who are willing to open the gates to these treasures which they have cared for and preserved.


MARIAGRAZIA DAMMICCO. A journalist and writer specialized in gardens, with a degree in Philosophy, she was the founder in 2000 of the Wigwam Club Giardini Storici Venezia, of which she is president. She organizes tours and events in gardens and has published: I Giardini Veneziani (Tamari Montagna 2004, co-author with G. Bondi and L. Querenghi); Jardins secrets de Venise (Flammarion 2006), translated into German (Die Geheimen Garten von Venedig, DVA 2006) and English (Gardens in Venice, Flammarion 2007). Her short story Giardini in volo (in Quando c’erano i veneziani, edited by Caterina Falomo, Studio LT2 2010) was adapted for a performance with photos by Gabriele Kostas and music by Oreste Sabadin.

GABRIELE KOSTAS A photographer and percussionist, with a degree in Philosophy and Art History, she lives near Berlin and spends extended periods of time in Venice. After a lengthy career as a musician, which took her to Asia, Africa and South America, she dedicated her career to photography. In 2011 she published the photography book Das Haus der Kempowskis (Hatje Cantz).

Format: 13,5 x 21cm  Pages: 272  Language: English  Illustrations: Yes Cover: Paperback with flaps

Price: 24,00 Euro  ISBN: 9788897928133 Series: Oselle  Release date: April 2013