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Oculus Book Talk: If Venice Dies
AIA CES: 1.5 LU | 1.5 HSW
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, APRIL 13
Where: At The Center
Join us at the Center for Architecture to hear Salvatore Settis discuss his latest book, If Venice Dies!
In If Venice Dies, a fiery blend of history and cultural analysis, Settis argues that “hit-and-run” visitors are turning landmark urban settings into shopping malls and theme parks. He warns that Western civilization’s prime achievements face impending ruin from mass tourism and global cultural homogenization. This is a passionate plea to secure the soul of Venice, written with consummate authority, wide-ranging erudition and élan.
Salvatore Settis is an archaeologist and art historian and the former director of the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. He is chairman of the Louvre Museum's Scientific Council. Considered the conscience of Italy for his role in spotlighting its neglect of the national cultural heritage, Settis’s name has been mentioned frequently for the post of minister of culture and Italian president. He is the author of several books on art history as well as a regular contributor to major Italian newspapers and magazines.
Salvatore Settis, Author, If Venice Dies
Cynthia Davidson, Editor, Log, Executive Director, Anyone Corporation
Organized by: AIANY Oculus Committee
Price: Free for AIA members and students with a valid student ID, $10 for general public
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