Villa Almerico, The Rotonda

February 16, 2008

villa_rotonda3.jpgThe Rotonda by Giovanni Giaconi, watercolor on paper.


1508-2008 Palladio 500 years anniversary celebration

February 16, 2008

2008 will mark the 500th anniversary of Andrea Palladio, arguably, considered the greatest architect of the western world. His masterful approach continues to revolutionize the course of architecture and design. In anticipation of this important anniversary, Giovanni Giaconi captures this inspiration and frames it for today in a variety of beautiful product applications that are strong yet romantic. He has developed and reinterpreted his art into a variety of tabletop items, decorative accessories, textiles, and stationary items in an effort to merchandise the allure and magnetism around Palladio as 2008 approaches. Moreover, in the spring of 2008, in collaboration with the New York City based ICA (Institute of Classical Architecture) a selection of Giaconi’s original watercolors will be shown in a group show traveling from New York to Richmond, (Virginia) Boston and Los Angeles. Giovanni is currently working on a new watercolors collection of all the Palaces and Churches of Andrea Palladio to be included in a new monograph.basilica_palladiana1.jpg Basilica Palladiana by Giovanni Giaconi 

Hello from Giovanni Giaconi

February 11, 2008

Born in Vicenza, Italy, Giovanni Giaconi’s approach to architecture began in 1985 while studying Architectural Renovation in Vicenza, Italy. He then refined his knowledge of planning and renovation as the assistant in the architectural firm of Flavio Albanese in Vicenza, and later in New York City. He worked in Manhattan for several years as project manager and designer on various architectural renovation projects.Giovanni worked and traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, North and South America, he is also fluent in Italian, English, French, Greek… and is a skillful windsurfer.He is the author of “The Villas of Palladio” published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York 2003.