Vincenzo Scamozzi


Andrea Palladio Watercolors

The Villas of Palladio

Long Term Parking


100 Years of the Legendary Trunks

Publisher: dolp_dove osano le parole
Publication date: February 2014
Language: Italian and English
Author: Giovanni Giaconi with texts by Giovanni Battista Gleria
184 pages, 51 color plates
Size: 9.75″ x 10.75″ – (24.5 x 27.2 cm)
Hardcover cloth bound with dust jacket
Paper: GardaPat 13 Klassica 135gr.
Book design: Binocular / New York
Printed and bound in Italy ISBN: 978-88-95685-07-6
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This book will give the reader a unique and intimate access to the life and work of Scamozzi and a rare view to this new collection of 32 watercolors by Giaconi.
Include watercolors of: Villa Ferramosca, Villa Dal Ferro Barettoni, Villa Verlato, Villa Pisani ” La Rocca Pisana”, Palazzo Trissino al Duomo, Palazzo Scapin, Procuratie Nuove, Cortile Procuratie Nuove, Chiesa di San Gaetano, Palazzo Contarini dagli Scrigni, Barchessa della Rotonda, Teatro Olimpico, Teatro Ducale, Palazzo Trissino Baston, Villa Emo Capodilista, Logge e portale di Villa Cornaro, Villa Duodo e chiesa di S. Giorgio, 6 Cappelle presso Villa Duodo, Antisala della Libreria Marciana, Portale del giardino Valmarana, Cappella del Doge, Palazzo Valmarana Salvi, Palazzo Thiene Bonin Longare, Chiesa della Misericordia, Villa Ferretti, Palazzo Priuli, Villa Molin, Villa Priuli, Villa Godi Piovene, Villa Priuli Lazzarini, Villa Dolfin, Cappella di San Carlo.

Reproductions of the engravings that illustrate the designs, either published in the Trattato L’Idea della Architettura Universale of 1615 or in the Dutch Leiden edition of 1713, have also been placed next to the pictures to offer an immediate comparison between the idea set in print and the completed building, often transformed.

ANDREA PALLADIO acquarelli di Giovanni Giaconi.
Publisher: dolp_dove osano le parole – Vicenza.
Language: Italian and English.
Printed and bound in Italy.
Paper: arcoprint edizioni ivory color 140gr.
Author: Giovanni Giaconi
136 pages, 65 four-color plates
8.5 x 12 x 0.9 in, 21.5 x 30 x 2 cm
ISBN 978-88-95685-09-0
Paperback edition/Copertina flessibile 2019.
Publication date April 2009.
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Andrea Palladio acquarelli di Giovanni Giaconi shows a collection of 34 watercolors of palaces, churches, villas and arches planned by Palladio.
Include watercolors of: Arco delle scalette, Arco Bollani, Basilica Palladiana, Casa Cogollo, Chiesa del Redentore, Loggia del Capitaniato, Palazzo Chiericati, Palazzo Civena, Palazzo Porto al Castello, Palazzo Porto, Palazzo Valmarana Braga, Porta Gemona, Teatro Olimpico, Tempietto Barbaro, Villa Almerico “The Rotonda”, Villa Angarano, Villa Badoer, Villa Barbaro, Villa Caldogno, Villa Cornaro, Villa Emo, Villa Foscari “The Malcontenta”, Villa Godi, Villa Pisani – Bagnolo, Villa Pisani – Montagnana, Villa Poiana, Villa Porto, Villa Saraceno, Villa Sarego, Villa Thiene, Villa Trissino, Villa Valmarana Bressan, Villa Zeno, Hommage to Vincenzo Scamozzi – The Rocca Pisana.

An outstanding gift for serious lover of architecture, Italian culture and Palladio. 

LONG TERM PARKING photographs by Giovanni Giaconi.
Language: Italian and English
Author: Giovanni Giaconi
130 pages, 110 four-color plates
10 x 8 in, 26 x 20 cm
ISBN 978-88-95685-02-1
Softcover binding
Publication date April 2009

on blurb


These images of abandoned cars are not a comment on social decline. The cars themselves are a manifestation of the simple and carefree lifestyle that continues to thrive in Crete despite the onslaught of consumerism and material culture. On the island of Crete it is quite natural to simply abandon a car on the street or in a neighboring field when it is no longer of use. Here automobiles never became venerated possessions reflecting the status of their owners, but are treated as a simple convenience, a means to an end, and even a communal appliance. Still today many Cretan villages are hardly accessible by car and the roads between them are little more than narrow rocky trails. Cars seem to function here, well past their expected life span, and all sorts of home remedies are administered to keep them running. 
Abandoned cars are integrated into the urban and rural environments. Once salvaged for parts, the skeletal frames can be decorated with potted plants, used for storage, or co-opted by stray dogs for shelter. Their once bright paint jobs fade in the sun and dust, and the vivid hues of the bygone days of automobile manufacturing speckle the arid summer landscape. Rather than inspiring a sense of emptiness or decay, they convey a precious freedom from materialism and a the joie de vivre of the island. 
It is this freedom that Giaconi strives to capture in his photographs. These images of junked cars carry the viewer beyond the thing itself to expose the essence of the Cretan spirit, where the street is transformed into a theatre, and lives are performed against the back drop of one of the ancient cradles of western civilization. 
All photographs taken in Crete between 2004 and 2008.

THE VILLAS of PALLADIO Watercolors by Giovanni Giaconi with text by Kim Williams.
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press. New York.
Author: Giovanni Giaconi with text by Kim Williams 
152 pages, 100 four-color plates
22 B/W
12 x 9″, 30.5 x 22.8 cm
ISBN 1-56898-396-4
Hardcover binding
Publication date October 2003



For Louis Vuitton

100 Years of the Legendary Trunks. 

Watercolours for the “Tools” section.
Year 2010