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ART IN VENICE.: Zuffi, Stefano ART IN VENICE.: Zuffi, Stefano ART IN VENICE.: Zuffi, Stefano


Zuffi, Stefano

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ISBN 10: 0810942046 / ISBN 13: 9780810942042
Published by NY. 1989. Harry N. Abrams., 1989
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glossy full color decorative (marlbed design) hardbound folio ~ 2º. very large & heavy ("coffee table" size book), international or priority shipping will cost extra. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. very fine cond. looks new. like new. as new. binding square & tight. covers clean. edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition. first printing ( Pu1999 & nap). ~ Please Note: book is larger than scanner so the photos are a bit cropped. 398p. approximately 500 glossy full color plates, many full page. index of names. index of places & works. art history. antiques. world history. religion. christianity. mythology. architecture. ~ FOR MORE THAN A MILLENNIUM, VENICE has dwelt in its watery lagoon like a gem in a jewel box. In the thousand years of its existence, artists have adorned this beautiful and mysterious city with magnificent works of art, all imbued with the extraordinary qualities of color and light unique to Venice. From the glittering mosaics of San Marco, all gilded glass and precious marbles, to the ethereal painted ceilings of Tiepolo, whose saints and angels float in clouds of radiant gauze, Venetian art must be seen in its full panorama to be appreciated. Art in Venice surveys this marvelous treasury of painting, sculpture, architecture, glass, and precious objects. We begin with the city's first foundations as an independent republic. Through its art we see its rise to international power and prestige in the Renaissance, its gentle decline in the eighteenth century into a resort of frivolous delights and gracious pleasures, and its resurgence in the modern era as one of the greatest art centers of the world, home of the acclaimed Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, Ca' Pesaro, and other important venues for contemporary art. Century by century, we explore the art of La Serenissima, the Most Serene Republic. Here we meet the famous names of Venetian art: Giovanni Bellini and Vittore Carpaccio, Titian and Veronese, Tiepolo and Tintoretto. Here too we find extraordinary works of architecture~palaces seemingly constructed of lace and alabaster, churches whose spires, domes, and gilded altars preserve the lost glories of Byzantium ~all reflected in the shimmering, ever~moving water of the canals. And here we discover the little~known treasures of early Christian, medieval, and Gothic Venice; as well as Venice in the Renaissance, the Golden Age, and the Baroque; and Venice in our own day. Bookseller Inventory # 5011505

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Publisher: NY. 1989. Harry N. Abrams.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Art in Venice is a lavishly illustrated and comprehensive collection of the painting, architecture, sculpture, mosaic, glass, and gold work of one of the world's most romantic, beautiful, and historically rich cities. The book is organized in a straightforward chronological fashion: divided into major periods of Venetian history, each section including historical and cultural information, as well as the exact location of each artwork and biographies of each of the artists discussed. Including over 500 masterpieces from the eight to the twentieth century, the book features the art of such important Venetian masters as Bellini, Mantegna, Giorgione, Titian, Veronese, and Tintoretto.

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Venice is the jewel of the Adriatic that produced Giovanni Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and other storied artists-and became the world's most magically beautiful city. This affordable book on its wealth of art treasures is both gorgeous and comprehensive. Approximately 500 colorplates and a wonderfully accessible text take readers on a chronological grand tour of Venetian painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts. From splendid Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica San Marco to Mannerist masterworks by Veronese and Tintoretto in the Doges' Palace to the unique delights of Venetian glass, the glories of Venice are here. Profiles of notable artists and locations of every artwork illustrated make this volume as useful as it is stunning. Approximately 500 illustrations in full color, 911/2 x 1255/8 " Advertising: Art magazines Subsidiary Rights: Selected by Book-of-the-Month Club Stefano Zuffi is the author of La Pittura Italiana and many other books on art.

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