The renowned architect and his son sail from Genoa in search of Atlantis in this “intimate and insightful chronicle of exploration and revelation” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
Renowned architect Renzo Piano—whose credits include the New Whitney Museum, the Pompidou Center,the New York Times Building, and others—and his son Carlo, a well-regarded journalist, set sail from Genoa one late summer day. They went looking for the lost city of Atlantis, which, according to legend, was built to harbor a perfect society. They sails across the Pacific, along the banks of the Thames and the Seine, reaching as far as Athens, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, and Osaka Bay.
Embarking not only on a life-changing journey but also on series of conversations that are humorous, irreverent, erudite, and always entertaining, Renzo and Carlo seek out the perfect city. Along the way, they reflect on their own relationship, on fathers and sons, on the idea of travel itself, and perhaps most notably on architecture, space, and the secret life of forms.