a field guide of architecture is booklet, a prêt-à-porter guide for a long trip through Italy and Switzerland, carefully crafted for 22 young chinese students exploring the architecture of these two countries. The field guide aims to help the students to understand the history of each city and country they visit, synthetically and leaning to an architectural point of view; it’s a step-by-step guide: each monument, square and district they have planned to visit is described and analyzed in its pages, organized by the order of visit. Starting from Rome, passing through Tuscany with Florence, arriving to Switzerland through the Veneto Region in the north of Italy (with the Biennale of Venice too!). Main focus of the trip are Carlo Scarpa, Mario Botta and Peter Zumthor, with their careful attention to every particular and their renowned care to handcrafted details.
Printed on 200g/m2 recycled paper, 165x240mm final format.
This booklet has been designed for an educational and informative use, and contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available only for a didactic and illustrative use, and none of this product can be used for commercial purposes; we believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law, law commonly adopted in several Nations of the world — eg. Italy’s art. 70 law 633/1941.
Lovely crafted by 120g on Adobe InDesign CC in Sofia Pro and Tisa Pro, fonts by Tipekit. Printed by pixartprinting.it in july 2016.
Cover illustration and book design by Fabio Santaniello Bruun, illustration inspired by a detail of Archea’s Cantine Antinori photo by Francesca Dattilo, behance.net/francescadattilo