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Venice: History, Art and Architecture, Lifestyle [Hardcover]

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A deliciously familiar yet seemingly untouchable and magical world, Venice has an unparalleled legacy of monuments, traditions, and culture dating back more than 1600 years. From the fogs that haunt its streets to the sunlight that bathes its churches, the beautiful city of Venice exists in another time. Sumptuously illustrated with over 300 photographs, this is the Venice that guidebooks do not show—the Venice that the people who live there love best. Exploring the history, architecture, art, day-to-day life, and the hidden treasures of this beautiful city, the comprehensive scope of this attractive boxed set 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 cafés, restaurants, and bars where locals while away the day. Enticing accounts of the most memorable sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the city make this a unique insider's resource.
Alain Vircondelet is a prolific writer and biographer; his works have been widely translated, including Jean-Paul II (Flammarion, 2004). He has published a number of works on Venice including Nulle part qu'à Venise (Plon, 2003) and George Sand, Alfred de Musset: Une passion à Venise (Plon, 2004).

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Pages   480
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.9" Width: 10" Height: 2.7"
Weight:   10.55 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 31, 2006
Publisher   Flammarion
ISBN  2080305476  
ISBN13  9782080305473  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Vircondelet is a writer and biographer. A specialist in literature and the history of art, he lectures at the Institut Catholique in Paris. His many works, devoted to major figures in Christianity and literature, have been widely translated.

Alain Vircondelet currently resides in Paris.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > General
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > General
3Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Italy > General
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If you love Venice you will love these books  Jan 3, 2008
As someone who has regularly visited Venice since 1961, but who now finds the airline seats to be increasingly uncomfortable and the hordes that choke the Fondamenta and Calle to be almost overwhelming, this 3 volume boxed set is a wonderful reminder of that most magical of cities without leaving armchair comfort and with not a tourist in sight!
Consisting of more than 450 pages these classic, beautifully illustrated books could also be descibed as a definitive guide to anyone contemplating their first visit to this historic city.
While there is no substitute for the real thing, this boxed set comes pretty close and better still enthuses me to return to Venice at least one more time, despite the distractions.
gorgeous gift  May 10, 2007
I gave this as a gift -- it is a gorgeous set for anyone who has been to Venice... or is longing to go.

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