Venice: The City and Its Architecture (Paperback)
  • Venice: The City and Its Architecture (Paperback)

Venice: The City and Its Architecture (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 22/07/1999
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

We can send it to you within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Click & Collect From your local shop
The first ever truly comprehensive history of Venetian architecture, Venice: The City and its Architecture abandons the traditional chronological approach of earlier histories in favour of one that is able to encompass the diverse and manifold influences that have affected the city's development. The buildings are explored through the unique urban context of Venice. This extensive tome brings to life the best aspects of the city's characteristic topography - changing light, reflective waters and prime geographical position at the crossroads of trade routes to the East. A vast range of buildings is celebrated - from fishermen's cottages to the palazzi on the Grand Canal and from the simplest of early Christian basilicas to Palladio's masterpieces and Longhena's Santa Maria della Salute. Colour photographs, original plans, contemporary drawings and paintings by the Venetian masters are all combined to reflect the visual wealth of this extraordinary city. The elegance and eloquence of this stimulating book render it as classic as the city whose secrets it reveals.

Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780714838649

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?

Review us on Trustpilot