Venice & the Grand Tour

Redford, Bruce

Published by Yale University Press, 1996
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1996. 137pp. "This book explores Venice's magnetic hold on the imagination of the Grand Tourist and connects the ideology of the Tour to the mythology of Venice." Includes color illustrations of art from Venice. DJ in VERY GOOD + condition; beautiful illustration on dust jacket cover undamaged; some shelf wear evident and very light bending at bottom front fold; includes protective cover. Book in VERY GOOD + condition with very light scuffing and wear on bottom of front and back cover and some shelf wear evident on bottom of spine. VG+/VG+. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: For well over a century, the Grand Tour of France and Italy - which included a stay in Venice - served as the ultimate in finishing schools for the young male elite of Great Britain. This book explores Venice's hold on the imagination of the Grand Tourist and connects the ideology of the Tour to the mythology of Venice. According to Bruce Redford, the Tour offered a combination of aesthetic, social political and sexual experience, and it provided its alumni with a life-long source of cultural and political authority. Yet from the beginning the Tour was also viewed with deep suspicion: it was feared that the very experiences that completed the British gentleman might well undo him. The aspiration and ambivalence that characterise the Tour attached themselves most powerfully to the time spent in Venice. Drawing on a wide range of materials - from guide-books to portraits, satirical poems to garden pavilions - Redford investigates Venice's power of attraction for the English and shows that it was a source of many echoes and metaphors of England's own cultural, political, and geo-graphical situation.

From Library Journal: Redford (English, Univ. of Chicago) examines the uses of the "grand tour" of France and Italy for young English gentlemen of the period 1650-1800, explaining why it was held in contempt as well as in high regard. He enumerates the social, artistic, political, and moral aspects of the tour and shows how Venice epitomized the tour's many facets. Redford illuminates the literature, political writings, and even the portraiture of the period, illuminates the influences that the entire experience had on the Englishman travelers who would later be among the most important names in Britain, e.g., Edward Gibbon, Adam Smith, Horace Walpole, and Thomas Gray. This volume serves as a valuable preface to such works as John Pemble's Venice Rediscovered (Oxford Univ., 1995), which addresses the period beginning in 1800. Suitable for academic libraries.
Norman Malwitz, Queensborough P.L., N.Y.
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Title: Venice & the Grand Tour
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Original Blue Cloth Hardback
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