Venice: A Private Invitation
Giol Servane and Mattia Aquila
Videogame Atlas presents a journey through twelve well-known videogame worlds via panoramic maps, intricate exploded diagrams and detailed illustrations. The book offers a playful new way of seeing these beloved virtual worlds using the practices and academic rigour that underpins real-world architectural theory.
Titles such as Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed Unity and Final Fantasy VII are explored in exhaustive detail through over 200 detailed illustrations of the micro and macro, each with supporting commentary and architectural theory. Taking influence from high-end architectural monographs, the book is carefully designed to the smallest of details and its production is intricately executed.
This book, printed in five colours, with neon ink throughout, is a culmination of Luke and Sandra’s work, which includes founding the Videogame Urbanism studio at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL that promotes the use of game technologies in architectural education.
Servane Giol lives with her family in the fourteenth-century Palazzo Falier. A resident of Venice for more than twenty years, she is the author of the guidebook The Soul of Venice (2020).
Mattia Aquila is a photographer specialized in interior design and architecture. His work appears regularly in magazines including AD Italia and Archiplan.