Venice, the Enchanted Mirror : A Bedside Compendium, Paperback / softback Book

Venice, the Enchanted Mirror : A Bedside Compendium Paperback / softback

Description

This rich and fascinating celebration of Venice presents a series of unconventional impressions of the heart of Venice and its dazzling spectrum of people.

With a wealth of eyewitness accounts and comments by its famous visitors, including Joseph Brodsky, Benjamin Disraeli, Thomas Mann, Marcel Proust, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mark Twain, and Orson Welles, this book is a thrilling evocation of Europe's capital of color.

It examines the dark byways of the city's brutal history, the brilliance of Venetian painting, sumptuous architecture and embellishments, many arts--from glass blowing and boatbuilding to velvet--courtesans, fashions, food, music, politics, crumbling ruins and abandoned gardens, the ghetto, eccentrics, and working people.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Prose: non-fiction
  • ISBN: 9780285637177

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