Florence : A Map of Perceptions
The architect Andrea Ponsi settled in Florence many years ago, yet he still feels he does not fully comprehend this mysterious city. The way Florence eludes understanding, however, can be viewed as an opportunity—to keep seeking, to keep exploring. Ponsi’s Florence is endlessly suggestive. His tour of the city is one of continually shifting light and perspective, of stunning symmetry and an even more compelling asymmetry, of sudden transitions from bustling streets to the most perfect silence. Ponsi’s lyrical tribute is as much an ode to the lost art of contemplation as it is to Florence, a city in which every moment is different from the next.