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Venice: History, Art and Architecture, Lifestyle.

Venice: History, Art and Architecture, Lifestyle.


Vircondelet, Alain.

Cl. Paris, 2006

Book ID: 70584

A three volume set exploring the history, architecture, art, day-to-day life, and the hidden treasures of Venice. The comprehensive scope is what distinguishes it from others of its kind. The first volume explores the historical legends of Venice as well as the Venice of the Doges and of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The second volume covers the city's art and architecture in depth„from St. Mark's Square to the biennales of contemporary art. In the third volume, the reader is taken inside the city itself„from its festivals, artisanal glassware, and edible delicacies, to the mythic caf_s, restaurants, and bars where locals while away the day.

480 pp., 300 illus.