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Gondola

Author: Donna Leon; Pomo d'Oro (Musical group),
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, Inc., Berkeley, CA : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2013. [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Accompanied by a CD of Italian boat songs, this fascinating history of the gondola, which was first used in medieval Venice as a maneuverable getaway boat, reveals how it evolved over the centuries into a floating pleasure palace that facilitated the romantic escapades of the Venetian elite.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Leon; Pomo d'Oro (Musical group),
ISBN: 9780802122667 0802122663
OCLC Number: 896728682
Notes: "With a CD of Venetian barcarole performed by Il Pomo d'Oro, conducted by Riccardo Minasi, featuring Vincenzo Capezzuto and Cecilia Bartoli."
Description: 137 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: The gondola as a paradox --
I think I could do this --
Taking a closer look --
The master builder --
Can a boat be a fashion statement? --
Musica popolare --
The ships from hell --
Barcarole: Venetian: English.
Responsibility: Donna Leon.

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Accompanied by a CD of Italian boat songs, this fascinating history of the gondola, which was first used in medieval Venice as a maneuverable getaway boat, reveals how it evolved over the centuries into a floating pleasure palace that facilitated the romantic escapades of the Venetian elite.

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