Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Dream of Venice Hardcover – December 5, 2014
This month's Book With Buzz: "The Lying Game" by Ruth Ware
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers "In a Dark, Dark Wood" and "The Woman in Cabin 10" comes Ruth Ware’s chilling new novel, "The Lying Game." See more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
About the Author
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
Christopher's images are, in a word, transporting. Turning the pages of this book, the reader will have the experience of exploring Venice - meandering through its ancient, winding passageways and experiencing that sudden, unexplainable, and insistent tugging at the corner of your eye that demands that you stop, turn your head, and discover something so fantastical that it makes you wonder, "Is that real?" And it is. This is Venice's gift to us all-a belief in the fantastic.
Locktov has lovingly gathered the revealing remembrances, musings, poems and stories of Venice of 37 luminaries from the worlds of architecture, letters, film, and art. She has thoughtfully placed each of these writings opposite a corresponding photograph-creating a storybook for adults that is, in its 9"x9" format, custom built for bedside inspiration.
This quote from Patrizia Gucci of the famous fashion house sums up the experience "Dream of Venice for me: "Una meraviglia-a wonder-in the only city that makes you wish, while closing your eyes, to relive each moment just as it has appeared." Thank you Christopher and Loctov for many moments relived.
I have NEVER experienced goosebumps by simply holding a book in my hands...until today. As if the book itself was pulsating with the mysterious and beautiful Spirit of Venice itself.
In Dream of Venice, JoAnn Locktov and Charles Christopher so eloquently capture the very essence of this magical, mysterious floating city. Opening the book unleashes a fantastic symphony for the senses--each page, each image, each passage seduced me further into the depths of my subconscious...transporting me to a state, a place, a dream where I wished I could remain forever.
Seawater begs the pearl
to break its shell.
And the lily, how passionately
it needs some wild Darling!
At night, I open the window
and ask the moon to come
and press its face into mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door,
and open the love-window.
The moon won't use the door,
only the window.
Words, however beautiful, are not adequate to describe the EXPERIENCE of this exquisite book. For a book to transport you to a place where you can literally FEEL your psyche unfurling as the pages turn, mingling your Soul with the Spirit of all that is Venice...is truly a DREAM.
Thanks to Dream of Venice, I can return again and again and again...just by opening the book. Ci vediamo a Venezia!
I love that the book gives back to the city that inspired it, by donating a portion of proceeds to Save Venice.
The attention to detail and craft that went into the making of this book is also quite remarkable, from the high quality paper and binding, to the sizing that fits perfectly and gently in one's hand for dreaming while perusing. This is a book to be savored, and I know I will treasure it for a long time and return to it time and again, whenever I wish to dream of Venice from my little corner of the world.
Beautiful debut book from Bella Figura Publications and I look forward to following their future work.