Artsci grad (Class of 2004) Sarah Pierroz created A Sketch of Venetian History: An Illustrated Story (publication forthcoming October 2021 with Mosaic Press) while living in a magical seaside village north of Venice and teaching Visual Art & Environmental Science at the United World College of the Adriatic. Sarah earned her first degree in Arts & Science from McMaster University, then specialized in the Artist in the Community Education program at Queen’s University. Afterwards, she set off to explore the world, working and creating in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and is now based in Thailand, where she shares her love for yoga, breathwork, relaxation, freediving, and exploring the unknown in the big blue ocean. Her next book, Heart Rooted in Sky: Yoga Verses Illustrated, will be published in 2022. A selection of her artwork and prints can be viewed online at: www.sarahpierrozart.com.
A Sketch of Venetian History: An Illustrated Story: pre-orders available with a 30% discounted rate in Canada and the United States at the following link: http://www.mosaic-press.com/product/venetianhistory/.
Summary: Since the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797, Venice has held an unrivalled place in the world’s imagination. It has inspired writers of prose and poetry, artists and dreamers of all sorts, photographers, film makers, tourists, and more. Yet most people do not know its captivating story. Featuring original, hand-drawn illustrations, A Sketch of Venetian History: An Illustrated Story offers an imaginative overview of the rich and fascinating history of Venice. From the lagoon’s early ecological formations and humble settlements to dominating maritime empire, while highlighting key figures and innovations, this narrative traces the Venetian Republic’s decadent decline and modern-day struggles. Abundant with visual metaphor and historical delights, this poetic exploration brings one deeper into the essence of Venice.