Portfolio Orange right arrow A Visit to the Venice Biennale of Architecture

By Paul Deitz

HENRY JAMES, IN “THE WINGS OF THE DOVE,” CALLED VENICE’S PIAZZA SAN MARCO “THE drawing-room of Europe.” But currently, the attention is less at James’s “splendid square” than at themouth of the lagoon. The 11th Venice Biennale of Architecture is currently underway in the Arsenale, aformer maritime structure, and the nearby Giardini, a large waterfront park.