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  • The Genius of Venice: Piazza San Marco and the Making of the Republic

    An ideal volume for lovers of Venice and architecture aficionados, The Genius of Venice presents the unique history of Venice through the story of the Piazza San Marco and its development over eight centuries. It combines an authoritative account of the entire Piazza complex, the oldest, most important, and most evocative public space in this singular city, with more than 100 color photographs and maps. Dial Parrott's view of Venice is a heroic one. He portrays the medieval Venetian Republic as a consistent vanguard state, centuries ahead of the rest of Europe--economically, politically, and without doubt, architecturally. Venice experienced an architectural and artistic proto-Renaissance as early as the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. This is when she first created Piazza San Marco, using as her model a splendid late classical square in Constantinople, the old imperial capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. The book presents the Piazza as one of the supreme examples of Western communal art, the same architectural ethos that built the great medieval cathedrals of France and Germany. The work of architects and artists of great genius and skill, the Piazza ensemble is, above all, a communal artistic effort, a carefully crafted assemblage, merging changes in style and taste over 8...

    • ASIN: 0847840530
    • ASIN: 0847840530

  • The Mosaic Decoration of San Marco, Venice

    Decorated with the richest, most beautiful mosaics in the world, the Venetian church of San Marco is quite literally a treasure house of medieval art. The domes and walls of the church, encrusted with stone, glass, and gold, have been recognized, over the centuries, as a glorious historical and artistic record. Peopled with hundreds and figures—Adam and Eve, Noah and his progeny, Isaiah, Christ, Mark, of course, and other holy men and women of Venice—these mosaics create a cosmic panorama. The Mosaic Decoration of San Marco, Venice brings these unrivaled mosaics into breathtaking focus, combining a descriptive history of their creation and repair over the ages with close-up photographs revealing their iconographic detail.

    • ASIN: 0226142922
    • ASIN: 0226142922

  • The Treasury of San Marco, Venice

    The catalogue of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 47 objects in the exhibition are described and illustrated with multiple photographs.

    • ASIN: 0810916843
    • Brand: Brand: Olivetti
    • ASIN: 0810916843

  • The Patriarchal Basilica in Venice, San Marco

    2 volumes: 228 + 250 pp. 4 tos (oblong squarish). Each volume is contained in its own slipcase.

    • ASIN: B001550A68
    • ASIN: B001550A68

  • The Atrium of San Marco in Venice: The Genesis and Medieval Reality of the Genesis Mosaics (Neue Frankfurter Forschungen zur Kunst) (German and English Edition)

    The medieval mosaics in the atrium of San Marco convey illuminations of an early Christian manuscript of which only the charred remains still exist. The manuscript broaches the issue of medieval influence and thus gives a new insight into how the mosaics came into being. The San Marco mosaics, which are linked to early Christian illuminations of the Cotton Genesis, are interesting for two reasons: they saved precious illustrations which would have otherwise been lost, and they are an example of a medieval reception of an early Christian concept. At a conference in 2012, the different positions concerning the illuminations were discussed for the first time, and the essays in this book are concerned with methodical questions that show the complexity of the transformation of antique ideas into medieval concepts.

    • ASIN: 3786127131
    • ASIN: 3786127131
    • Part No: illustrations

  • San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice (Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposia and Colloquia)

    The church of San Marco of Venice has long played a central role in Venetian political, ceremonial, and religious life. Its renowned assemblage of mosaics, sculpture, metalwork, and reliquaries are, in origin, Roman, Byzantine, Venetian, or Venetian imitation of Byzantine designs. In San Marco, Byzantium, and the Myths of Venice, the authors assess the significance of the embellishment of the church and its immediate surroundings, especially during the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, when most of the Byzantine material was acquired, largely from Constantinople. The church and its decoration are studied in relation to Venice’s interests abroad and on mainland Italy. The authors address the diverse styles, sources, meanings, and significance of this art, both individually and as an ensemble. Building upon developments in scholarship since Otto Demus’s masterly studies of the church, the book offers new insights into the inspiration, purposes, and mutability of San Marco and the myths that inspired and motivated Venetians.

    • ASIN: 0884023605
    • ASIN: 0884023605

  • Lonely Planet Pocket Venice (Travel Guide)

    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Venice is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Absorb the architecture and mosaics at Basilica di San Marco, cruise the Grand Canal aboard a gondola, trace the development of Venetian art at the Gallerie dell'Accademia; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Venice and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Venice: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out city walks map (included in print version), plus over 20 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers San Marco & the Palazzo Ducale, Dorsoduro & the Accademia, San Polo & Santa Croce, ...

    • ASIN: 1786572524
    • ASIN: 1786572524
    • Part No: 47749236

  • Dream of Venice

    The mysterious allure of the ancient floating city of Venice is captured in this book of evocative photography and beguiling words of a diverse group of contemporary Venetophiles. The luminous photographs, in both color and black and white, compliment the intimate thoughts, memories, poems, and stories of notable contributors from the worlds of art, literature, design, cuisine, music, and filmmaking. Readers will want to listen to the silence of the canals and get lost in the ethereal mist of Piazza San Marco. Included are anecdotes and Venetian recollections from Woody Allen, Julie Christie, Diane Hales, Marcella Hazan, Erica Jong, Judith Martin, Linus Roache, and Nicolas Roeg.

    • ASIN: 0990772500
    • Brand: Bella Figura Publications
    • ASIN: 0990772500
    • Part No: 39 colour photos

  • Dream of Venice in Black and White (English and Italian Edition)

    Dream of Venice in Black and White reveals Venice as a narrative in chiaroscuro. Over 50 photographers from 10 countries have documented the city to create a visual legacy of elegant realism in light and shadow. The acclaimed Italian author Tiziano Scarpa contributes a poignant reflection of his life as a Venetian, experiencing “perpetual change.” His eloquent and candid Introduction exposes the complex issues that threaten the survival of Venice. Venice has had the audacity to exist as a living city for over 1,500 years. But for how much longer?Dream of Venice in Black and White is dedicated to Gianni Berengo Gardin. His photographs, both captivating and controversial, have become intrinsic to Italy’s collective conscious. A portion of the proceeds from each book will be donated to the Ikona Photo Gallery, located in Venice’s Ghetto Nuovo.

    • ASIN: 0990772527
    • ASIN: 0990772527