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The Companion Guide to Venice

Author : Hugh Honour
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`It offers all that the visitor with a concern for beauty and for leisurely sight-seeing will require.' Financial Times`If ever a guidebook were designed to be read as literature it is Mr Honour's. Even those who know Venice well and love it well will add to their appreciation from this seemingly endless store of information.' Economist

The Companion Guide to Venice

Author : Hugh Honour
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"Venice and her attractions- San Marco, the Accademia, the Doges' Palace- have drawn such hordes of observers and commentators over the years that this most beautiful of cities has come to seem stale. Fortunately, Hugh Honour always has something fresh and incisive to say. He knows his subject exceptionally well, as a result this guide, with its winning blend of evocative detail and precise information, spurs the reader to investigate Venice's many elusive wonders. On first publication, Hugh Honour's 'Companion Guide to Venice' rapidly established itself as the one indispensable guide to the city and her people. With this new edition, he provides a thoroughly updated version of his classic book." --Back cover description

Venice

Author : Eugene Fodor
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Blue Guide Literary Companion Rome

Author : Annabel Barber
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An entertaining anthology of excerpts from letters, diaries, novels, and poetry written in or about Rome.

Anderson s Travel Companion

Author : Compiled by Sarah Anderson
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A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.

Venice

Author : Martin Garrett
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Martin Garrett explores the extraordinary history, art and architecture of Venice and the islands of the lagoon. Looking at the legacy of the city's Jewish, Greek, Slav and Armenian minorities, he recalls the exploits of such legendary figures as Casanova and Byron. He also assesses the successful struggle to preserve the city in the face of flood and corruption, and its important modern role as host of the Biennale and film festival.MARTIN GARRETT is the author of literary companions to Italy and Greece, and has written or edited a number of works on Renaissance and nineteenth-century writers, including Sidney, Byron and the Brownings

The American Express Pocket Guide to Venice

Author : Sheila Hale
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A History of Venice

Author : John Julius Norwich
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John Julius Norwich's dazzling history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall. 'Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of his generation more in his debt than any other English writer' Peter Levi, The Sunday Times.

The Companion Guide to St Petersburg

Author : Kyril FitzLyon
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As a guide to the hidden city, reconstructed, imagined and remembered, as well as to St Petersburg today, this book is highly recommended. It will take you to parts of the city and corners of buildings that other guides do not reach and reveal stories that others do not tell.

The Merchant of Venice Companion Includes Study Guide Complete Unabridged Book Historical Context Biography and Character I

Author : William Shakespeare
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The Merchant of Venice is one of the greatest plays ever written--but let's face it..if you don't understand it, then you are not alone. This annotated book includes a summary of each scene, an overview of themes and characters, and the full-text of the play. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Venice

Author : Lisa Gerard-Sharp
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A travel series unlike any other, Insight Guides go beyond the sights and into reality. Their incomparable photojournalistic approach captures the uniqueness of each culture they cover: their traditions, their arts, their history, their lives. The stunning photography is married to compelling text, written by local writers; the people most qualified to convey their culture's "secrets". Yes, Insight Guides will tell you which attractions to visit, but they'll also tell you a whole lot more. From the most popular resort cities to the world's most remote and exotic villages, Insight Guides will give you the insider's perspective you need to truly experience any destination you visit. Insight Guides serve many purposes. They are ideal for planning a trip. And, they're wonderful souvenirs to treasure for years after. Even the armchair traveler can be swept away by their magnificent content and experience the world from the comfort of home. Many international and domestic and domestic destinations also offer companion FlexiMaps, an innovative laminated folding map specially designed for the discriminating traveler.

Venice the Artist s Vision

Author : Julian Halsby
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Venice is most frequently associated with such artists as Canaletto and Guardi, but it is also a recurrent theme in a substantial body of British and American work from the beginning of the nineteenth century onwards. This comprehensively illustrated book presents the first full account of those who represented the Anglo-American experience of Venice: the author examines the lives of Whistler, Sickert, and Ruskin, among others, and shows the comradeship, and eccentric behaviour, of artists in Venice that would not have been tolerated in their native countries. A particularly important feature is a reference guide to over 350 artists, from 1819 to the present day, and there is a full and useful bibliography.

The Companion Guide to Northumbria

Author : Edward Grierson
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Waterstone s Guide to Books

Author : Waterstone & Co
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John Kent s Venice

Author : John Kent
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Subject Catalog

Author : Library of Congress
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The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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Venice

Author : Milton Grundy
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Unlike any other guide, this stunningly illustrated handbook conducts visitors around Venice using the observations and opinions of famous writers and art historians to enlighten them. Among the people it quotes are Vasari, Ruskin, Berenson, Wittkower, Dickens, Henry James, A. J. C. Hare, Otto Demus, Ernst Gombrich, Michael Levey, Cecil Gould, Hugh Honour, and James Morris. The book divides Venice up into seven walks and four excursions. These divisions are accompanied by eight clear maps so that people can see the maximum number of sights, even with limited time. The illustrations, mostly taken from old engravings, provide a fascinating historical perspective on the present-day versions of the scenes and buildings they represent.

Venice

Author : Christopher Hibbert
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Merchants and crusaders - Travellers and imperialists - Empire in danger - Venice of Martin Sanudo - Defeats and triumphs - Artists and architects - Ambassadors and visitors - Conspirators and enemies - Venice of the eighteenth century - Napoleonic interlude - Romantic response - Daniele Manin and the New Republic - City under Siege - Venice of the Ruskins - Tourists and Exiles - Venetian Nocturne.; Religious festivals including The Redentore, The Salute and others - Carnivals - Costume - Theatre.

The British National Bibliography Cumulated Subject Catalogue

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