the author

Born in Vicenza, Italy, Giovanni Giaconi’s approach to architecture began in 1985 while studying Architectural Renovation in Vicenza, Italy. He then refined his knowledge of planning and renovation as the assistant in the architectural firm of Flavio Albanese in Vicenza, and later in New York City. He worked in Manhattan for several years as project manager and designer on various architectural renovation projects.
Giovanni worked and traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, North and South America, he is also fluent in Italian, English, French, Greek… and is a skillful windsurfer.
Giovanni Giaconi is the author of “Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616)” published by dolp, Vicenza, February 2014,  “ANDREA PALLADIO acquarelli di Giovanni Giaconi” published by Dolp, Vicenza 2009, and “The Villas of Palladio” published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York 2003. These delicate pen and ink watercolor drawings presented on this site are the result of a painstaking process involving precise surveys and photography on the field in combination with a wealth of preparatory drawings (pencil on yellow trace paper). The outcome is a work that provides a detailed record of the present state conservation of the buildings.

Giovanni Giaconi si è avvicinato all’architettura frequentando un corso biennale in Restauro Architettonico a Vicenza. Affina la conoscenza della progettazione e ristrutturazione in studi di architettura a Vicenza prima, per poi trasferirsi a New York dove lavora per sei anni come project manager e designer.
Nel 1997 Giaconi si lascia coinvolgere dal mondo dell’arte; la sua ambizione è quella di mettere a conoscenza del grande pubblico, attraverso acquarelli e riproduzioni di pregevole fattura, il patrimonio architettonico veneto.
Nasce un percorso figurativo fatto di matite, rilievi metrici e fotografici, inchiostri, facciate e colore che permette di raccontare con cura il linguaggio dell’architettura palladiana.
Giaconi ha esposto i suoi lavori in numerose ville venete, a Roma, New York, Stoccolma, Bruxelles e Jakarta, ha viaggiato e lavorato in Europa, Asia, Nord e Sud America e parla inglese, francese e greco moderno, inoltre è un abile surfista.
Giovanni Giaconi è l’autore di “Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616)” pubblicato da dolp, Vicenza febbraio 2014, “ANDREA PALLADIO acquarelli di Giovanni Giaconi” pubblicato da Dolp, Vicenza 2009, e “The Villas of Palladio” pubblicato da Princeton Architectural Press, ottobre 2003.
Giovanni Giaconi’s imdb page
Watch Giovanni with Kevin McCloud on his Grand Tour from Channel 4 U.K

Giovanni Giaconi

Giovanni Giaconi

Press

Intime Magazine: “Scamozzi, little palaces in the landscape” 11/6 November/December 2016 (Italy)
Kyoss Magazine: “Pensieri e riflessioni da un architetto del passato” Giugno/June 2016 (Italy)
Case & Dimore: “La mano che ferma il tempo” nr. 23 Aprile/April 2016 (Italy)
Area Arte: “La verità nei dettagli” nr. 18 Estate/Summer 2014 (Italy)
Speciale qui Touring: The Padova Issue: May-June 2014 (Italy)
La Domenica di Vicenza: “L’omaggio a Scamozzi” 04 April 2014 (Italy)
Touring Club Italiano: “Scamozzi: l’architetto scienziato” 26 March 2014 (Italy)
Il Giornale di Vicenza: 25 March 2014 (Italy)
VicenzaReport: 21 March 2014 (Italy)
Il Giornale di Vicenza: 18 January 2014 (Italy)
SPECIALE QUI TOURING, TCI: The Veneto Issue. March-April 2011 (Italy)
LOUIS VUITTON: 100 Legendary Trunks. The tools section. December 2010 (France)
Giovanni at Kevin McCloud’s Grand Tour – Channel 4 September 2009 (UK)
DEPARTURES MAGAZINE by American Express – March-April 2009 (USA)
GENTE VIAGGI – September 2008 (Italy)
Windsurf Italia – July-August 2008 #245 (Italy)
Luci sulla città: Vicenza e il Cinema. Marsilio Editore June 2008 (Italy)
DCASA – La Repubblica May 31 2008 (Italy)
TELEGRAPH MAGAZINE 01 March 2008 (UK)
GENTE VIAGGI August 2007 (Italy)
PLANCHE MAGazine April 2007 #297 (France)
TRADITIONAL HOME September 2005 (USA)
MONEY December 2003 (USA)
LIBRARY JOURNAL November 2003 (USA)
“TEMPO” November 2003 (Indonesia)
“Country Life” November 2003 (UK)
INTERIOR DESIGN October 2003 (USA)
“arcspace.com” October 2003
“VIEWmagazine” September 2003 (Italy)
“Vera” April 2001 (Italy)
ABITARE #393 March 2000 (Italy)
“Casa Viva” October 1999 (Italy)
“Carnet” #9 September 1999 (Italy)
“domus” #818 September 1999 (Italy)
“IL MANIFESTO” December 1997 (Italy)
CASA VOGUE #275 July-August 1995 (Italy)
ABITARE #335 December 1994 (Italy)

Exhibitions

Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548-1616)
Exhibition and launch of the book
Galla Caffè, Corso Palladio 11, Vicenza – Italy
March 27 – April 10, 2014
32 Watercolors by Giovanni Giaconi

Virginia Center for Architecture
Italian dressing: Palladio and American Classicism
Richmond, Virginia USA
June 26 – October 5, 2008

The Villas of Palladio in Jakarta. Indonesia
Watercolors by Giovanni Giaconi
Organized by The Italian Institute of Culture in Jakarta
under the auspices of The Embassy of Italy
at
The National Gallery of Jakarta, October 16-25, 2003
at
Aksara Bookstore and Gallery, Jakarta, October 31- November 8, 2003

The Villas of Palladio
32 watercolors by Giovanni Giaconi
In collaboration with GallaForum: Launch of the book “The Villas of Palladio”
Villa Repeta, Campiglia dei Berici (Vicenza)
26-28 September 2003

Les 32 Villas de Andrea Palladio
The “Rotonde” – C.C.E. (Commission des Communautés Européennes). Bruxelles – Belgium. 15-26 April 2002.

Palladio. En arkitekturens klassiker. Educational section
ARKITEKTUR MUSEET. 18 March – 24 April 2000. Stockholm – Sweden.

Facciate 1999! Images of Architecture 18 September -10 October 1999.
Villa Thiene – Quinto Vicentino – Italy

Facciate. Images of Venetian architecture 1987-1998. 14-23 May 1998.
Gerald Bland Gallery, 1285 Madison Ave – NY, NY – USA

Facciate. Images of architecture 1987-1997. 30 November-23 December 1997.
Galleria Palladio, Via del G. Vecchio 10 – Roma – Italy

Facciate. Images of Venetian architecture 1987-1997. 12-28 September 1997.
Villa Marcello – Levada di Piombino Dese – Italy

Photograph by Manolis Tsantakis, Crete 2008

Photograph by Manolis Tsantakis, Crete 2008

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