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Thu 04.13.2017

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


About Oculus Book Talks:
Each month, the AIANY Oculus Committee presents a Book Talk at the Center for Architecture. Each Oculus Book Talk highlights a recent publication on architecture, design, or the built environment — presented by the author. The Book Talks are a forum for dialogue and discussion, and copies of the publications are available for sale and signing.
Upcoming Book Talks
Magnetic City: A Walking Companion to New York
Monday, May 8, 2017 6-8pm

Welcome to your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives
Monday, June 12, 2017 6-8pm


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