Author: Alberta Magris
Translator: Elisa Kellermann, Carlo Irek
I photograph: Alain Boussac, Alys Tomlinson, Cesare Gerolimetto, Chris Warren, Colin Dutton, Franco Cogoli, Giovanni Simeone, Giuseppe Greco, Guido Baviera, Joe Murador, Johanna Huber, Laurant Grandadam, Luca Da Ros, Manfred Bortoli, Mark Edward Smith, Nicolò Miana, Olimpio Fantuz, Sebastiano Scattolin, Stefano Leonardi, Tim White
Language: bilingual Italian English
Cover: Soft cover with elastic closure
Format: 10,5x18,5 cm, 144 pages - 32 photos, 100 gms, FSC certified paper, acid free (pH Neutral)
See that? is Zanni, the crafty or foolish servant of the Commedia dell'Arte. Bizarre characters roam the streets, hidden in turn by masks and fog.
Venice is elegant and proud, noble and haughty, decadent and brackish. Don't try to resist her, surrender to the labyrinth.
What color are you?
An enigmatic colour, waiting to be discovered. Poised between purple and pomace, it forces us to deal with ambiguity.
Legend has it that a god, to conquer the beautiful nymph Tire, sent his faithful hound to the coasts of Lebanon in search of a gift. The dog came across the remains of a mollusk from which a beautiful pigment came out. The nymph agreed to marry the god, but only if he had made her a dress of that color.
In reality this pigment was discovered by the ancient Phoenicians and exported by them throughout the Mediterranean, where it became a symbol of refinement and power.
This color bears witness to a timeless elegance that Venice perfectly embodies.