Greenaway conceived the catalogue as tribute to the Royal Palace of Venaria, the castle where his installation Peopling the Palaces
is hosted. This deluxe book contains excerpts from the script and elegant pictures of 100 Archetypes to represent the court's life: the Marquise (Ornella Muti), the Marquis (Ennio Fantastichini), the cook (Giuseppe Battiston), the scullery maid (Valentina Cervi), the flirt (Martina Stella), the archivist (Remo Girone).
The volume is 334 pages long. Printed in 3,000 copies. Text in English and in Italian. Hardcover. Presented on the occasion of the opening of the Reggia of Venaria on October 12, 2007. There are 320 copies available. Price (catalogue + psst cards + t-shirt): 49 €.