Texts by Ileana Chiappini di Sorio, Alvise Zorzi
1983 / 144 PAGES
The golden legend of the vanished Venice lives again through the images of Palazzo Pisani Moretta, whose memories, collections, and splendours provide one of the last, extraordinary direct testimonials to the life of the Venetian aristocracy.
The history of some buildings and some families is reflected and mirrored, like a play of duplicates and references, in the events that characterise a city. This is the case with Palazzo Pisani Moretta: when closely observed, which the pages of this volume let you do, traces of the late Gothic system are evident, with the two rows of emblematic hexaforas on the façade, but also the 18th-century interior decorations, the work of Giambattista Tiepolo. And then there are the monumental Baroque staircase, artistic collections and furnishings that we know inspired wonder in important historical figures. Next to the images is the useful text by Ileana Chiappini di Sorio, which offers an insight into life in the family palace and a later, albeit fleeting, glimpse of the Venice that surrounded that moving microcosm.