Ramón Paolini, Caracas. Double Take
Size: 24 x 32 cm
Binding: One quarter binding
Lenguage: spanish / english
A different vision of an unknown city where past and present coexist
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The photographer and architect Ramón Paolini has been making portraits of Caracas for over 30 years. This volume, which contains more than 120 images showing different perspectives on the city, encourages readers to learn about the different landscapes harboured within a polysemic city. It is a private look at a place with history, and with a present and future which are being built and rebuilt with astonishing tenacity.
Caracas is more than a messy city; it is an homage to paradox. It is made of cement, steel and glass yet ensconced in an extraordinary geographical location surrounded by lush nature with a bevy of mountains, valleys and rivers.
Despite the fact that its architectural evolution over four centuries has been marked by a European influence, Caracas has managed to maintain a unique personality and presence among the large Latin American cities. This book entails recognition of a place with a story to tell, which is as unknown to its inhabitants as it is to its visitors.
Ramón Paolini (Carache, 1949) earned a degree in Architecture in 1973. He has been the director of Cultural Heritage in Venezuela and UNESCO’s inspector in 2000.