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Venice and the Cultural Imagination: 'This Strange Dream upon the Water' [NOOK Book]

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In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. Though visited by only the lucky few, its seductive charms were shared with those back home through the art and literature it inspired.

This edited collection draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to explore how Venice has been represented in Western culture since 1800. Essays from experts in their field consider the ...
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Venice and the Cultural Imagination: 'This Strange Dream upon the Water'

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Overview

In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. Though visited by only the lucky few, its seductive charms were shared with those back home through the art and literature it inspired.

This edited collection draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to explore how Venice has been represented in Western culture since 1800. Essays from experts in their field consider the city’s depiction in poetry, fiction, art, music and film. Beyond simply affirming the allure of Venice, this book functions as a case study with broader implications for the understanding of artistic and cultural legacies, and the relationships between art and money, history and myth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781442845
  • Publisher: Pickering & Chatto Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction


1 A ‘More Beloved Existence’: From Shakespeare’s ‘Venice’ to Byron’s Venice – Bernard Beatty


2 Reimagining Venice and Visions of Decay in Wordsworth, the Shelleys and Thomas Mann – Mark Sandy


3 J M W Turner and the 'Floating City' – Andrew Wilton


4 Venice and Opera: Tradition, Propaganda and Transformation – Jeremy Dibble


5 Venice, Dickens, Robert Browning and the Victorian Imagination – Michael O’Neill


6 'The Lamp of Memory': Ruskin and Venice – Dinah Birch


7 Edith Wharton’s ‘Venetian Backgrounds’ – Pamela Knights


8 Henry James’s Venice and the Visual Arts – Sarah Wootton


9 The Myth of Venice in the Decline of Eliot and Pound – Jason Harding


10 Representations of Venice in Daphne du Maurier’s Don’t Look Now and Nicolas Roeg’s Screen Adaptation – Rebecca White
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