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Venice for pleasure

Links, J. G

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ISBN 10: 1559211431 / ISBN 13: 9781559211437
Published by Moyer Bell, 1995
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Title: Venice for pleasure

Publisher: Moyer Bell

Publication Date: 1995

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 5th.

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None of Venice's innumerable chroniclers have portrayed the Serenissima's character with quite such a combination of the scholarly, the informal and the intimate...Over the years thousands of readers, starting this book, have been relieved to encounter its famously undemanding approach to the city - "Generally the first thing to do in Venice is to sit down and have some coffee": but by the time they get to the end of it, all the same, they will have learnt virtually everything that an educated stranger needs to know about the place, its art and its history, besides being subtly entertained throughout.From Jan Morris's introduction

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Now in its seventh revised edition, Venice for Pleasure has become a minor classic, remaining in print for more than thirty years. “Its simple object,” in the author’s own words, “is to guide the reader to places he might otherwise miss and, having reached them, to tell him what he might wish to know and then leave him, preferably at a café, to admire, to enjoy, and perhaps be disappointed. The main part of the book describes four walks, each of which can be completed in one day, although there are points in each at which one can break off and return another day. The illustrations show the visitor, as he confronts a view, what his predecessors of a hundred, two hundred, or five hundred years ago saw from the very same point.”

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