The improbable and miraculous nature of Venice’s existence has shaped it into a fantasy in reality. The Secrets of Venice captures the magnificence of this city between its pages through a collection of beautiful photographs and knowledgeable text.
Covering all six districts of the city plus some of the wonderful surrounding islands, including Murano and San Maggiore, The Secrets of Venice is sure to capture your imagination. The stunning architecture of landmarks such as the Basilica San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale is featured alongside intriguing images of winding canals and their network of bridges. Take pleasure in iconic images of Venice, whether it is the mysterious masks, decorative glass, or romantic gondoliers. At the same time, discover authentic Venetian life and hidden gems, from residents on a stroll and river workers going about their business on the canals, to lesser-known churches and antique shops tucked off the beaten track.
Just like the city itself you’ll want to get lost in The Secrets of Venice; the succinct and informative text reveals a fascinating history of invasions, wealth, power and ingenuity. The sublime imagery features both celebrated sites as well as secret treasures, sharing a fantastic mix of two distinctly important elements.
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Hugh Palmer (author and photographer) is one of the world’s leading photographers of landscape, architecture and gardens. His work has been published in many magazines and reviews, including Harpers and Queen, Country Life, and World of Interiors. He has also carried out a host of other book commissions including Barcelona: City of Dreams and many titles in a Most Beautiful Villages series. His photographs have also featured in The Secrets of Tuscany and The Secrets of Provence.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Filled with wonderful photographs and precise descriptions, The Secrets of Venice makes a terrific "coffee table" book as well as reference for former and future travels to magical Venice. In addition to excellent descriptions of sights in the six Venetian districts, a wealth of information is available regarding outlying islands beyond Venice proper. Having completed one trip last fall and looking to another in May, the book helps us decide on new sights to explore as well as familiar ones to revisit. Because the book includes so comprehensive a study, each listing is of necessity brief; the brevity of the descriptions makes me want more information - and of course another visit!
Beautiful vivid colours and excellent photos of the city with details of some histories of the areas as well. It makes the city guests reading revere all that is Venice and more for rondevous with my lovertie the knot down the road at the Vatican in Rome. That's Italia!!! From NY Venice with LOVE! Clausius