I recently crossed over into the world of E-books and while enthralled, I remain deeply in love with old-fashioned books. Nothing can compare to actually holding a book, feeling the weight of it in your hands, and the smell and texture of the paper. My E-reader is wonderfully convenient and clever but some books demand the timeless elegance of ink on paper - The Light of Venice is such a book.
Hardcover with 132 pages and over 60 illustrations, The Light of Venice features the black & white photographs of Jean-Michel Bert. "I always try to give my photographs a feeling of timelessness…. I never know the photograph I’m going to make, the photograph comes to me, it finds me," said Berts.
The Light of Venice features the architecture, bridges, and canals of La Serenissima in the ethereal light of dawn. Published by Assouline, The Light of Venice is $65 and available for pre-order. This is the 5th book in the The Light of series and the other featured cities are New York, London, Istanbul, and Tokyo.
Images courtesy of Assouline.