Unlike any other guide, this stunningly illustrated handbook conducts visitors around Venice using the observations and opinions of famous writers and art historians to enlighten them. Among the people it quotes are Vasari, Ruskin, Berenson, Wittkower, Dickens, Henry James, A. J. C. Hare, Otto Demus, Ernst Gombrich, Michael Levey, Cecil Gould, Hugh Honour, and James Morris. The book divides Venice up into seven walks and four excursions. These divisions are accompanied by eight clear maps so that people can see the maximum number of sights, even with limited time. The illustrations, mostly taken from old engravings, provide a fascinating historical perspective on the present-day versions of the scenes and buildings they represent.
|Publisher:||Giles de la Mare Publishers Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Milton Grundy's previous books include Offshore Intelligence Guide and Mediterranean Vernacular.
Table of ContentsWalks: San Giorgio, San Marco, Piazza, Ducal Palace, Correr Museum
Santa Maria Della Salute, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Accademia
San Zaccaria, Arsenal, San Giorgio Degli Schiavoni
Querini-Stampalia, San Zanipolo, Miracoli, Santi Apostoli
Frari, San Rocco, San Pataleone, Carmini, Angelo Raffaele, San Bastian, Ca'rezzonico
Santo Stefano, Rialto, San Cassiano, Ca D'Oro
San Marcuola, Ghetto, San Alvise, Madonna Dell'Orto. Excursions: Lido
Gesuiti Church And Oratorio Dei Crociferi (Byu Gondola). Appendices: Table Of Events
Special Interests - Museums, Galleries And Permanent Exhibitions, Courtyards, Cloisters, Theatres, Villas Of The Veneto
Tables Of Artists
Staying And Eating In Venice