The Resource Florence : a map of perceptions, Andrea Ponsi

Florence : a map of perceptions, Andrea Ponsi

Label
Florence : a map of perceptions
Title
Florence
Title remainder
a map of perceptions
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Ponsi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Many years have passed since architect Andrea Ponsi settled in Florence, and still he feels he does not fully comprehend this mysterious city. His tour of the city is one of continually shifting light and perspective, of stunning symmetry and an even more compelling asymmetry, of sudden transitions from bustling streets to the most perfect silence." "While Ponsi does consider such celebrated sites as the Piazza Santa Croce, the Ponte Vecchio, and the Duomo, the book is a decidedly personal view of Florence. The author notes the city's recurring geometry - the square courtyards, triangular spires, octagonal plaques and pillars - and marvels at a room almost too big to be called a room. He views the city from various terraces and likens the expanse of rising and falling rooftops to ocean waves." "This is the way we dream an architect could speak to us, fully communicating his passion. The book's prose - as well as its balance of the civic with the intensely personal - recalls the Calvino of Marcovaldo and Invisible Cities. The text is accompanied by Ponsi's own spare but evocative watercolors and sketches, which, like his words, seek to behold rather than pin down. This lyrical tribute is as much an ode to the lost art of contemplation as it is to Florence - a city where every moment is different from every other moment."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ponsi, Andrea
Dewey number
914.5/5110493
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG734.23
LC item number
.P67 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
Label
Florence : a map of perceptions, Andrea Ponsi
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
81 p.
Isbn
9780813928739
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012955
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2080848-01umb_inst
  • 2078678
  • (Sirsi) i9780813928739
  • (OCoLC)317574163
Label
Florence : a map of perceptions, Andrea Ponsi
Publication
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
81 p.
Isbn
9780813928739
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009012955
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u2080848-01umb_inst
  • 2078678
  • (Sirsi) i9780813928739
  • (OCoLC)317574163

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