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Tropic of Venice

Author: Margaret Anne Doody
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2007.
Series: Personal takes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this journey through the work of artists and the writings of travelers who have been both smitten and repelled by the influence of Venice, Margaret Doody explores ways in which this is a city  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Art
In art
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Anne Doody
ISBN: 0812239849 9780812239843
OCLC Number: 71189929
Description: x, 345 p., 12 p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: Discovering Venice : arrival --
Ever-vanishing city --
A dream of pleasure, a nightmare of spies : Venice in the eighteenth century --
Happy and unhappy travelers --
Venice-Venus : the brilliant muddy history --
The engineering of color --
Venetian painting : design and color --
Cybele-Venus-Venice : women in Venetian art --
Labyrinth and carnival.
Series Title: Personal takes.
Responsibility: Margaret Doody.

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"A brilliant survey of the city."-John Julius Norwich, Conde Nast Traveler "A challenging and information-packed guide to the city. Some lovers of La Serenissima may often find themselves at odds Read more...

 
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