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Venice : fragile city, 1797-1997

Author: Margaret Plant
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Margaret Plant presents a wide-ranging cultural history of the city from the fall of the Republic in 1797, until 1997, showing how it has changed and adapted and how perceptions of it have shaped its reality.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Plant
ISBN: 0300083866 9780300083866
OCLC Number: 50583633
Description: x, 550 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. 'The Lion of Venice will lift his paws from the earth and leave them but little on the ocean': The End of the Republic --
A Venetian Enlightenment? --
The Foreign View --
The End of the Republic --
The Municipality --
The Work of Public Instruction --
The End of the Municipality --
Spoliation --
Elegies for the Republic. 2. Caged Lion: Austrian and French Rule, 1798-1814 --
Austrian Rule, 1798-1806 --
French Governance: Prince Eugene de Beauharnais --
Urban Change: The Decrees of 1806 --
The Arsenale and the Port --
French Writers --
Napoleon's Grand Tour and the Royal Decree, 1807 --
Public Spaces: Via Eugenia and the Public Gardens --
Preservation and Patrimony --
The Island Cemetery --
The Royal Palace --
Canova and the Venetians --
The Ateneo and the Accademia --
Rossini's Premieres --
The Blockade (1813-1814) and the Fall of Napoleon. 3. Venice in the Theatre of Europe: Second Austrian Rule, 1814-1848 --
The Return of the Horses --
Hardship, and the Death of Canova --
Calumny: Daru's History of the Republic --
The Theatre of Betrayal --
The Bravo at Large --
The City in Water --
Custodians of the Republic --
'Ammiglioramenti': The 'Improvements' in Venice --
The City in Love --
The City of Music --
Panoramic City. 4. 'Venice Will Resist the Austrians at any Cost': Modernisation, Revolution, Resistance --
'No one Enters Venice as a Stranger' --
Ruskin's Stones --
Risorgimento --
The Scientific Congress, 1847 --
The Revolution of 1848-1849 --
The Austrians Return --
Modernisation --
Tourism and the Fashion for Bathing --
Passive Resistance --
Art for the Risorgimento. 5. Venice in Italy: After 1866 --
Venice to Vienna --
Austria and venezianita --
Late Betrayals --
The Urgency of Modernisation --
Industrialisation --
The Arsenale in United Italy --
Glass and Lace --
The Loss of History and the Visual Arts --
Tourism --
The Restoration Debate --
The Polemics of Conservation --
Past and Present, Molmenti and Favretto --
Disappearing Venice and the Custodians of the Past. 6. Love, Art and Death in Fin-de-Siecle Venice --
Wagner's Death in Venice --
After Wagner: The Lagunenstadt --
Verdi and Otello --
Love/Death --
The Fortuny Phenomenon --
D'Annunzio's City of Fire --
Venise le Rouge: Safeguarding the Picturesque --
Venezianita --
City of Modern Art: The Cosmopolis --
Vienna/Venice --
Turn of the Century: Visitor Proust --
Cardboard Cities. 7. The Heavy Past: From the Turn of the Century to the First World War --
The Fall of the Campanile --
The Case of Modern Architecture: Gothic Victory --
The Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte and Venetian Painters --
Forging a New Venice: D'Annunzio, Rilke and Baron Corvo --
The New Art of the Movies --
Housing, Health and the Lido --
Dying on the Lido: Thomas Mann --
The Futurists Attack --
Foreign Custodians: Simmel, Hofmannsthal, Apollinaire, Monet and Ezra Pound. 8. The Years of the Winged Lion: 1914-1940 --
The First World War: D'Annunzio's Nocturne --
The Creation of Porto Marghera, and Early Fascism --
Urban Planning, 1920s and 1930s --
A Culture of Bridges --
The City of Old Men --
Ezra Pound's Cantos --
Le Corbusier --
The Biennale and the Casino --
New Museums --
The Accademia Gallery and Carlo Scarpa --
Celluloid Venices and Franco Pasinetti. 9. After the War: The Impossible Rebuilding --
Venice Endangered --
The Resistance --
Harry's Bar: Ernest Hemingway and Evelyn Waugh --
The New Painting --
The Biennale Restored --
The Transparent and the Opaque: Glass --
Music and Painting: Luigi Nono and Emilio Vedova --
Filmed on Location --
French Bad Faith: Jean-Paul Sartre --
Psycho-Geography --
The Sounds of San Marco: Michel Butor and Stravinsky --
The English Aesthetic: Adrian Stokes --
Mapping the Old City: Domestic Venice --
Urban Planning: Giuseppe Samona and 'The School of Venice' --
Carlo Scarpa: The Venetian Architect --
Modernism Blocked. 10. Dead or Dying: Responses to the Flood --
3 November 1966 --
In Defence of Marghera --
Foreign Death Knells --
Calvino's Invisible Cities and Palazzechi's Invisible Doge --
P.M. Pasinetti: Expatriate Writer --
Painted Letters to Palladio, and Serene Waves --
Comic-Strip Venice: Hugo Pratt --
Fictional Deaths --
Escaping Venice: Aldo Rossi's Analogous City and Manfredo Tafuri's Histories --
Architectural Fantasies: Designs for Cannaregio --
The New Biennales --
Cinematic Adventurers: Don Giovanni, Casanova and James Bond. 11. The 1980s: The City That Would Be Modern --
The Incomplete City --
Mapped from Above --
The Return of Carnival --
Aldo Rossi's Theatre of the World --
The Biennale in the 1980s --
Housing --
Politics and Redeployment --
Luigi Nono, Composer, and Massimo Cacciari, Philosopher --
Popular Venice --
Madonna Takes Venice --
Pursuit --
Virgins and Vampires --
Gore Vidal, Pink Floyd and the Crisis of Tourism. 12. The Double Millennium: The End of the Century, the End of Venice --
The Double Flood: Tourism and Acqua Alta --
The State of the Lagoon: Pollution and Dredging --
Redevelopment --
Access --
Employment, Population Decline and Regional Politics --
The Critique of the Tourist --
Patrimony and Survival --
The Biennale --
Foreign Perceptions --
Crime in the Lagoon --
More Deaths --
Ending the Cult: Too Much Venice --
The City and the Lagoon of the Past: From the Present --
The Fire at La Fenice, 1996 --
The Assault on the Campanile, 12 May 1997.
Responsibility: Margaret Plant.

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A study of Venice and the idea of Venice since the late-18th century. Margaret Plant presents a wide-ranging cultural history of the city from the fall of the Republic in 1797, until 1997, showing  Read more...

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