Calli e canali in Venezia

Title

Calli e canali in Venezia

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Description

FIRST EDITION of a luxuriously produced, yet popular volume of 100 topographical photogravure plates. Among the beautiful photos are the picturesque Venetian 'Palazzi', the public areas of Piazza San Marco and the little 'Campi' and 'Calli'.

Publication Date

1891

Publisher

Organia

City

Venezia

Keywords

Venice, Architecture, Views

Disciplines

Architecture | Fine Arts | Illustration | Italian Literature | Printmaking

Comments

"Ferdinando Ongania was an antiquarian book seller, with a shop in St. Mark's Square, Venice. His love of Venice inspired him to record the architecture of his beloved city, but Call E Canali in Venezia was surely his masterpiece. St. Mark's Museum in Venice had an exhibit in 2011 celebrating Ongania's work.

These beautiful, finely produced original photogravures on creamy, luxurious thick paper reveal a Venice of a bygone era that has been lost forever. It captures a more serene time in the nineteenth century before the annual invasion of 15 million tourists that the city now experiences. The luminous photogravures, in subtle black and sepia tones, portray an idyllic world of palazzos, canals, and bridges where scenes of enchanting beauty were part of everyday life."

First Department

Architecture

Second Department

Visual Art, Communication and Design