This is a two-part publication exploring the themes of Villa Frankenstein, the British Pavilion contribution to the 12th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.
Commissioned by the British Council, artistic director muf architecture/art LLP challenged all assumptions by opening up the British Pavilion to everyone from scientists to children in the city.
Under the loose banner of ‘two-way traffic between Britain and Venice’, muf brought together a rich gamut of collaborators; rare notebooks by John Ruskin, previously unseen photographs of Venice by a resident amateur photographer, and an important scientific study of the Venetian lagoon.
Volume 1: CLOSE LOOKING
A rich collection of essays and images addressing the context of the British Pavilion exhibition in Venice.
Volume 2: LA LAGUNA DI VENEZIA
This volume takes a closer look at the Venice Lagoon and the issues surrounding it.
Both volumes are also available separately.