Flammarion, 2006, Hardcover, Book Condition: New Book, Dust Jacket Condition: New, Unstated
A deliciously familiar yet seemingly untouchable and magical world, Venice has an unparalleled legacy of monuments, traditions, and culture dating back more than 1600 years. From the fogs that haunt its streets to the sunlight that bathes its churches, the beautiful city of Venice exists in another time. Sumptuously illustrated with over 300 photographs, this is the Venice that guidebooks do not show--the Venice that the people who live there love best. Exploring the history, architecture, art, day-to-day life, and the hidden treasures of this beautiful city, the comprehensive scope of this attractive boxed set is what distinguishes it from others of its kind. The first volume explores the historical legends of Venice as well as the Venice of the Doges and of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The second volume covers the city's art and architecture in depth--from St. Mark's Square to the biennales of contemporary art. In the third volume, the reader is taken inside the city itself--from its festivals, artisanal glassware, and edible delicacies, to the mythic cafes, restaurants, and bars where locals while away the day. Enticing accounts of the most memorable sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the city make this a unique insider's resource. Shrink wrap has a few holes, some score marks, plus a large hole on one side. Size: 180mm - 250mm. 480 pages. Remnants of old price label on the side. Covers have some shelf-wear as well as some bumping to corners and extremities. In publisher's shrink wrap. Book(s) come(s) in its original slipcase. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Art & Design. ISBN/EAN: 9782080305473. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 19711.