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A History of Venetian Architecture

A History of Venetian Architecture

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  • Date Published: February 1998
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2011
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521573382

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  • The history of Venetian architecture is no less remarkable than the history of the city itself. Ennio Concina's comprehensive survey draws on extensive original research on the cultural history of Venice to offer fresh insights and an energetic approach to the architecture. Beginning with the traces of classical activity found in the territory that became ducal Venice, through its establishment as an urba magna in the Byzantine age, and the architectural glories of the Renaissance and Baroque city, Concina discusses the influence of Venice's extraordinary position in history and geography on the architectural styles to be found there. He overturns many long established theories on the development of the lagoon city, and discusses the work of many of history's most famous architects--Sansovino, Sanmicheli, Palladio, Longhena--this brings the story up to date with an examination of the twentieth-century's attempts to expand the economy, and preserve the city's heritage.

    • Co-edition with Electa Books - benefits from the production values of a dedicated art publisher
    • 60 colour plates and 290 black and white halftones
    • General survey from classical period to the twentieth century
    • Subject central to all undergraduate courses in UK
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...excellent coverage... recommended for college-level library collections." The Midwest Book Review

    "Any exploration of the architecture of Venice necessarily involves a narrative of the island city and its unique culture; the story of its public and private buildings is also the story of its geography, its great families, its government, its prosperity, and decline. All these aspects of the odd mercantile empire and the hauntingly beautiful city that remains are examined in Ennio Concina's A History of Venetian Architecture. Concina, a lecturer in Byzantine art at the University of Venice, benefits here from the smooth and lucid translation of his text by Judith Landry." Fredric Koeppel in The Memphis Commerical Appeal

    " excellent broad survey of the present state of knowledge about the physical and visual aspects of Venice, and how they came about. General readers; upper-division undergraduates through professionals." Choice

    "A labour of love for one of Europe's jewels." North Shore News

    "...Ennio Concinca presents a compelling narrative of this singular urban landscape by establishing a dialogue between a vast array of building types and the image of the city as a whole....the book stands out for Concina's engaging narrative and its wealth of illustrations, many of which are in color." Bronwen Wilson, Sixteenth Century Journal

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 1998
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521573382
    • length: 362 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 228 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.625kg
    • contains: 290 b/w illus. 60 colour illus.
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print May 2011
  • Table of Contents

    1. Neptune's Walls: the myths of the origins
    2. Byzantine, ducal and communal Venice
    3. Venice and the Gothic
    4. Renovatio marciana: the early Renaissance
    5. The new magnificence: the cinquecento
    6. Baroque Venice: the age of Baldassar Longhena
    7. the eighteenth century: anti-Baroque polemics, the 'stil veneziano' and innovation
    8. Architecture and the contemporary city.

  • Author

    Ennio Concina, Università degli Studi di Venezia


    Judith Landry

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