Andrea Palladio. Acquarelli di Giovanni Giaconi.
Giovanni Giaconi, 43, is an illustrator of historic buildings and private homes, with his technique (survey+pencil drawing+watercolor info www.epalladio.com) and a native from Vicenza, the northern Italian town transformed by Andrea Palladio, the influential 16th century architect who brought classic Roman proportions to Renaissance buildings.
In his new book Andrea Palladio acquarelli di Giovanni Giaconi (dolp edition, www.dolp.info) Giaconi depict a collection of watercolors of palaces, churches, villas and arches planned by Palladio.
This book offers the public a selection of 34 masterpieces of Palladio,
a "gallery" where culture, elegance, aesthetic taste come together so
that they realise, through many two-dimension "portraits", a whole portrait.
Of Palladio and his work. But also of their refined painter. Over the
last several years Giaconi has begun accepting commissions for house
portraits, applying the same technique to other kind of buildings. Made
with pencil, ink, and watercolors, Giaconi's renderings are exacting
in every detail and drawn precisely to scale.