A visual and literary feast for historical fiction lovers A full color picture book for adults that tells a wrenching story of eternal love NPR Books To truly love another, you must follow the lover s path wherever it may take you Filamena Ziani is the much younger sister of the most famous courtesan in sixteenth century Venice, Tullia Ziani Orphaned as an infA visual and literary feast for historical fiction lovers A full color picture book for adults that tells a wrenching story of eternal love NPR Books To truly love another, you must follow the lover s path wherever it may take you Filamena Ziani is the much younger sister of the most famous courtesan in sixteenth century Venice, Tullia Ziani Orphaned as an infant, Filamena has come of age bent like a branch to her sister s will, sheltered and lonely in the elegant but stifling confines of their palazzo by the sea Then a dark haired stranger offers a gift that will change the course of her life forever a single ripe plum, and an invitation to walk along the lover s path, wherever it may leadE LOVER S PATH, a moving tale of forbidden love, is an illustrated novella told in multiple layers Through a sumptuous combination of Filamena s narrative, famous love stories from history and mythology, ornate illustrations, and interactive maps, Filamena s path is beautifully described and, finally, stunningly revealed.Praised by The New York Times Book Review for her quality of myth and magic, Waldherr brings to life a remarkable period in Venetian history Her glorious celebration of romance, the feminine spirit, and the power of love to transform will inspire and move readers everywhere.
The Lover s Path An Illustrated Novella of Venice A visual and literary feast for historical fiction lovers A full color picture book for adults that tells a wrenching story of eternal love NPR Books To truly love another you must follow the lover s
To truly love another, you must follow the lover s path wherever it may take you Quite a feast for your eyes, such stunning illustrations complimenting beautiful prose A forbidden love with plenty of tragedy along with numerous twists The entire book will seep into your mind, imprinting both a stimulating visual and powerful story of two memorable lovers.I can t recall the last time I read a story accompanied by illustrations with the exception of children s books The artwork adds to the impact [...]
In the intricate, exuberant manner of the Renaissance art to which it pays homage, Kris Waldherr s lavishly illustrated novella THE LOVER S PATH tempts and tantalizes the reader into a unique reading experience Originally released as a print book in 2005, Waldherr has recast her tale of forbidden love as an interactive iPad e book Convincing in itself, the fictional confession of a female musician s journey on the path of true love gains a patina of authenticity from the nest of maps, scholarly [...]
I ve been an enormous fan of Waldherr for years, thanks to her tarot decks, and I d been so intrigued by this novel Unbelievably, it s been ten years since this was originally released, and Waldherr is releasing this as an enhanced e book.This novel is a 16th century memoir, framed by notes from museum curators The pages are richly illustrated, decorated with portraits, ephemera, illuminated caps, and other small notions that make the experience magical And had has me wishing still that this man [...]
The Lover s Path To truly love another, you must follow the lover s path wherever it may take you The Lover s Path is the journey that a young woman takes in pursuit of love The myths of Dante and Beatrice, Isis and Osiris, Tristan and Isolde, Orpheus and Eruydice and finally Eros and Psyche are the inspirations for this story about star crossed lovers The story tells us about a young woman, Filamena Ziani, who is writing in her journal to her Patroness Felicita Lando The tale starts out with Fi [...]
This is a gem of a book, with all the ingredients of a love story passion and desire love and loss jealousy and betrayal but these are not the reasons the book is a gem The setting is the mysterious and exotic Venice of the sixteenth century, with masks and cloaks and mistaken identities, but in fact the story itself is light weight and didn t really engage me No, the reason this is pure delight is the book itself Hard back thick sturdy pages, edged in gold wonderfully illustrated by the author [...]
I missed out 10 years ago when Kris released the gorgeous historical fiction escape of a print book, with a love story full of myth and forbidden romance From what I hear, it was a complete artistic experience within itself elegant and mysterious in offering little nuances like small letters tucked inside tiny envelopes, maps and portraits, and was considered eye candy with its gilded and artistic borders and edges.It was my hope, after becoming acquainted with Kris some years back, to purchase [...]
To truly love another, you must follow the lover s path wherever it may take you The Lover s Path is the journey that a young woman takes in pursuit of love The myths of Dante and Beatrice, Isis and Osiris, Tristan and Isolde, Orpheus and Eruydice and finally Eros and Psyche are the inspirations for this story about star crossed lovers The story tells us about a young woman, Filamena Ziani, who is writing in her journal to her Patroness Felicita Lando The tale starts out with Filamena as a 16 ye [...]
Originally posed on Peeking Between the Pages peekingbetweenthepagesThe Lover s Path An Illustrated Novella of Venice by Kris Waldherr is an absolutely gorgeous book both in story and in the stunning art work depicted throughout its pages It is a beautifully written tale of forbidden love that is accompanied by amazing illustrations that are a treat for a reader s eyse When I opened this book I fell into it and couldn t put it down until I turned the last page and quite often found myself going [...]
THE LOVER S PATH is a visual and literary feast It s a beautiful object, a full colour illustrated picture book for adults, enclosing a very moving and bittersweet love story set in Renaissance Venice The star crossed lovers are a celebrated courtesan s virginal and over protected young sister and a cardinal s illegitimate son Scattered throughout the book are envelopes that open to reveal love letters and Tarot cards, maps and alchemical symbols The pages are edged in gilt The lovers in the boo [...]
I am so glad that I choose to read The Lover s Path on my iPad, taking full advantage of the color illustrations throughout this little gem of a story It isn t a long book, like a novella but that doesn t take away from the story at all.You can read the synopsis above to get an idea of what takes place here Each new chapter begins with snippets from the tales of Tristan and Isolde, Osiris and Isis and other famous couples both real and mythological , this set the tone for The Lover s Path, made [...]
THE LOVER S PATH is beautiful in every way not only is the story of the girl s secret and ultimately dangerous love wonderfully told, but the exquisite illustrations and layout make you feel that you have truly fallen into old Venice with its longing and eroticism You feel you will look up from your screen and find yourself in an antique palazzo smelling of the sea with the soft footsteps of servants on the stair and the sound of a gondola moving through the water outside your window Prepare to [...]
Follow these lovers as they walk their path and discover along with each of them how they find the love they didn t know they were seeking Venice, Italy, comes to life with each tale of lovers whether it is Tristan and Isolde or Dante and Beatrice Her research is spot on, her history and passion for Venice, opera, and love shines through If you want an enchanting read full of ancient tales, beautiful imagery, or just want to fall in love, I hope you will read The Lover s Path when it becomes ava [...]
4.5 5.0This book is a wonderful journey that lets the reader see the part of Filamena s past that shaped her life, seen through her eyes as she writes about it two decades later.Read full review in the 2015 September issue of InD tale Magazine.
I am speechless This is one beautiful book with a beautiful love story Brava, Mrs Waldherr This is one divine book.
There s nothing I enjoy than reading about 16th c Venice But Imagine reading a book written by a person who actually lived in those days Filamena Ziani or Filamela nightingale was a female artist of 16th c Venice This is the first actual English publication of her work , which was at the time, dedicated to her patroness, Felicita Lando As a female musician singer writer, Filamena s work never received the recognition due Kris Waldherr, through her enchanting illustrations has magically recreate [...]
Full review originally posted on The Emerald City Book ReviewHard on the heels of the Dante inspired In a Dark Wood, I had the opportunity to join in the blog tour for The Lover s Path, which is spreading the word about new electronic editions of a beautiful illustrated novella of Venice by author artist Kris Waldherr This atmospheric story of forbidden romance is complemented by brief vignettes about lovers throughout history and legend, sensitively portrayed in rich, glowing images Presented a [...]
This is a richly illustrated novella I will note that I did have a hardback that I won several years ago about Filomena, a young woman growing up in 16th century Venice She is living with her sister, one of the cities most famous courtesans Her sister Tullia keeps her very isolated she doesn t want her to suffer as she has But Filomena is growing up, she is getting curious She wants to get out of the gilded cage she feels confined in Of course every 16 year old girl knows everything and so Filom [...]
First of all without knowing the contents of this book_the book is just to damn pretty to NOT pick up and ponder THEN,you open it,finding the story regards another 16th Century Courtesan in Venice_Filamena Ziani.This moving tale of forbidden love is a feminist epic told on multiple layers.Through a novel combination of Filamena s narrative,famous allegorical love stories from history and mythology,and letters to from Filamena _THAT MUST BE OPEND TO BE READ_her path is beautifully described and s [...]
It was a classic.
Beautifully illustrated with a touching and interesting story.
very poetic story line
An absolutely beautiful storyd beautifully illustrated.
This is a beautiful book, the illistrations are stunning and a beautilful story of love