100 Churches of Venice and the Lagoon



ISBN: 9788862087490 Category:

Alejandro Merizalde


100 Churches of Venice and the Lagoon is a photographic project started by Merizalde in 2014, alongside a broader body of work that began in the city in 2008. The color photographs in this book document religious temples from every “sestiere” of Venice, and the smaller towns of the Venetian lagoon. Starting in every neighborhood in the city, and navigating the Venetian lagoon-from Murano to Burano and Torcello, from Pellestrina to Chioggia, and deep into the northern lagoon to areas like Lio Piccolo, Mesole and beyond-he found and photographed their respective churches whether they remained in service or were deconsecrated or repurposed. Following their architectural similarities, the book presents a layout that favors the fa├žade, relying on this subtle repetition for artistic sustenance and balance. A poignant essay by Marina Gasparini Lagrange provides an account tthat combines her personal experience as a former resident with a balanced historical perspective. 100 Churches of Venice and the Lagoon presents an in-depth view of Venetian culture and history through its place of worship in a book of exceptional appeal.

Additional information

Weight 770 g
Dimensions 12.7 x 20.3 cm
Publisher name Damiani Editore
Publication date 25 November 2021
Number of pages 112
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Marina Gasparini Lagrange
Dimensions 12.7 x 20.3 cm
Weight 770 g


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Alejandro Merizalde (b. 1979, Ecuador) has been developing a body of work in Venice, Italy comprised of black and white and color photographs since 2008. Recipient of the Emily Harvey Foundation Residency in Venice, his work has appeared in National Geographic publications, Black & White Photography Magazine and Landscape Stories Magazine. He currently resides in New York City.