Venice from the Water

    Venice from the Water

    Architecture and Myth in an Early Modern City

    Daniel Savoy

    Yale University Press 2012

    Hardback 152pp Illustrated 280x220mm

    9780300167979   Product Code: 21159

    Renaissance travellers would arrive in Venice weary and sore from a long carriage ride over bumpy roads to find themselves transported with silken smoothness by gondola to an ethereal island metropolis. Illustrated with almost 200 colour photographs, engravings, maps, and paintings by artists from Carpaccio to Monet, this elegant volume explores the city's unique relationship with its lagoon, its use of water as architectural space reflecting the facades of its grand buildings, and its carefully nurtured mystique.

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