Venice, the Enchanted Mirror : A Bedside Compendium Paperback / softback
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/04/2005
- Category: Prose: non-fiction
- ISBN: 9780285637177