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The paradise of cities : Venice in the 19th century

Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"John Julius Norwich, the author of A History of Venice, traces the transformation of Venice from a proud independent state into a dazzling dreamscape that attracted artists, writers, and composers from around the world. In a strikingly effective departure from straight narrative history, he tells the story of Venice through the experiences and reactions of such famous nineteenth-century visitors as Napoleon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Julius Norwich
ISBN: 0385509049 9780385509046
OCLC Number: 53345474
Description: xxiv, 336 p. : col. ill. 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: A Century in Venice --
Ch. 1. After the Fall --
Ch. 2. Napoleon --
Ch. 3. Byron --
Ch. 4. Ruskin --
Ch. 5. Browns --
Ch. 6. Revolution --
Ch. 7. Wagner --
Ch. 8. Henry James --
Ch. 9. Robert Browning --
Ch. 10. Layards --
Ch. 11. Whistler and Sargent --
Ch. 12. Corvo --
Toccata of Galuppi's / Robert Browning.
Responsibility: John Julius Norwich.
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"John Julius Norwich, the author of A History of Venice, traces the transformation of Venice from a proud independent state into a dazzling dreamscape that attracted artists, writers, and composers from around the world. In a strikingly effective departure from straight narrative history, he tells the story of Venice through the experiences and reactions of such famous nineteenth-century visitors as Napoleon Bonaparte, Lord Byron, John Ruskin, Henry James, Richard Wagner, James Whistler, and Robert Browning." "Paradise of Cities is at once a history and a travel guide. Filled with vintage photographs and full-color reproductions of period paintings, it conveys both the misfortune of Venice's decline and the magnificence of its eternal beauty."--BOOK JACKET.

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And it goes downhill...

by jocelynst (WorldCat user published 2008-10-07) Good Permalink

“Paradise of Cities” by John Julius Norwitch is a profile of the city of Venice as it lost its permanence on the world stage.  Starting with Napoleon’s take-over and ending after its absorption into modern Italy, this book covers the period of time through profiles of famous...
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