Author(s): Bas Princen
This edition presents the ‘Room of Peace’, first shown as an installation at the 2014 Architecture Biennale in Venice. It is the first in a series of publications by Bas Princen, each dedicated to one photographic project or installation. Here he photographs the Sala della Pace in Siena’s Palazzo Pubblico. By turning off the spotlights used to highlight Ambrogio Lorenzetti’s famous fresco panorama and opening the curtains to daylight, he realised that it is not simply a singular work of art. Rather, it is part of a painted architectural order that fully covers the walls and ceiling. Designed by Joris Kritis, the book includes Princen’s introduction and an essay by Marc Angélil and Cary Siress.