Dream of Venice (Hardcover)

By Charles Christopher (Photographer), Joann Locktov (Editor), Frances Mayes (Foreword by)

Bella Figura Publications, 9780990772507, 96pp.

Publication Date: December 5, 2014

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The mysterious allure of the ancient floating city of Venice is captured in this book of evocative photography and beguiling words of a diverse group of contemporary Venetophiles. The luminous photographs, in both color and black and white, compliment the intimate thoughts, memories, poems, and stories of notable contributors from the worlds of art, literature, design, cuisine, music, and filmmaking. Readers will want to listen to the silence of the canals and get lost in the ethereal mist of Piazza San Marco. Included are anecdotes and Venetian recollections from Woody Allen, Julie Christie, Diane Hales, Marcella Hazan, Erica Jong, Judith Martin, Linus Roache, and Nicolas Roeg.

About the Author

Charles Christopher is a motion picture and TV still photographer for clients that include Hallmark, Lifetime, NBC, Syfy, and Universal Pictures. His architectural, travel, and cityscape photographs have been included in exhibits up and down the West Coast. He lives in Los Angeles, California. JoAnn Locktov is the founder of Bella Figura Communications, a public relations agency that specializes in design and architecture. She is the author of The Art of Mosaic Design and Mosaic Art and Style. She lives in Mill Valley, California. Frances Mayes is a preeminent poet, memoirist, essayist, and novelist. Her internationally best-selling books, including Under Magnolia and Under the Tuscan Sun, revolve around her life in Tuscany and her travels throughout the world. She lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.