MANIFESTO

#63

CHANGE OF SPACE

THE BOOK OF PADUA

2022.11.16

Text by Lucrezia Sgualdino.

Hermès presents The Book of Padua, a volume that joins the series dedicated to Italian cities. Vincenzo Castella’s photos tell the magic of this place.

Hermès decides to pay tribute to the city of Padua with a book published by Silvana Editoriale created in collaboration with photographer Vincenzo Castella and art critic Salvatore Lacagnina. Castella fully captures the magic of this place, which stretches between narrow alleys and elegant porticoes; known for Giotto’s frescoes in the Scrovegni Chapel and the Basilica of St. Anthony, it is also home to the historic University. A place full of artistic testimonies that can tell and inspire. The Botanical Garden of Padua, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, hosts forty images from the book. There are four main themes told in the selection, allowing the viewer to embark on a journey between art and nature, between reality and dreams. The Botanical Garden, symbolizing plant world more generally, painting that recalls frescoes and decorations preserved in period churches and palaces, architecture extended to the concept of space and place, and the University itself, one of the oldest in the world. A real narrative of one of Italy’s oldest cities, cradle of art and science.

 

The exhibition displayed at the Botanical Garden of Padua will be open to the public until January 8th, 2023.

 

 

For further information ortobotanicopd.it.

Orto Botanico, Anemone giapponese nel quarto dell'Albizia.

“Hermès is a maison strongly linked to our country; the buildings that house our boutiques are chosen with passion, privileging places with personality and charm so that they fit fully into the heart and life of the city. Cities where Hermès feels at home, which inspired the idea of this series of photographic volumes.”

– Francesca di Carrobio, CEO of Hermès Italie

Orto Botanico, Cactacee e Asparagacee della serra arida americana.

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