Venice: The City and its Architecture

By: Goy, Richard J.

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First edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1997 Large Hardcover. 320 pp.An illustrated survey of the architecture and urban development of Venice. Goy's work includes sections on some of the best-known buildings, including the Basilica of San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale and the Rialto bridge, providing an introduction to the historical background of the city. The author examines the the way in which Venice's unusual topography has influenced the form and type of the city's buildings - discussing important building types such as churches and palaces and examining the middle-class and working-class districts of the city. The buildings are set in historical context with photographs and paintings and prints by some of the artists who have recorded the city from Carpaccio and Bellini to Ruskin. This text traces the origins of the city, from the end of the Roman Empire when it was no more than a few scattered villages to the built-up city we see today.

Title: Venice: The City and its Architecture

Author: Goy, Richard J.

Categories: Architecture, European,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Phaeton Press Limited: 1997

ISBN Number: 0714830054

ISBN Number 13: 9780714830056

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2198639

Keywords: VENICE VENETIAN ARCHITECTURE CITY HISTORY URBAN DEVELOPMENT ARCHITECTURAL STUDY TOPOGRAPHY BUILDING TYPES CHURCHES PALACES DISTRICTS HISTORICAL CONTEXT CARPACCIO BELLINI RUSKIN,