The history of Venice in painting /
edited by Georges Duby and Guy Lubrichon ; in collaboration with Terisio Pignatti ... [et al.].
1st ed.
New York : Abbeville Press, 2007.
496 p.
0789209330 (alk. paper), 9780789209337 (alk. paper)
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New York : Abbeville Press, 2007.
0789209330 (alk. paper)
9780789209337 (alk. paper)
contents note
La Serenissima / Georges Duby -- A people's paradise / Guy Lobrichon -- The gospel of color / Terisio Pignatti -- The seat of an empire -- 13th to 15th centuries / Daniel Russo -- The arsenale of the West -- 16th century / Michel Hochmann -- Response to decline -- A European culture in the 17th and 18th centuries / Adriana van de Lindt-Russo -- The dream that was Venice -- Late 18th to the early 20th century / Pierre Vaisse and Genevieve Nevejan -- Appendices -- The Doges of Venice -- From the late 12th century to 1797 -- The principal cycles of Venetian narrative painting -- 14th and 15th centuries -- Index of works illustrated -- Index of names.
general note
Includes index.
Originally published: L'histoire de Venise par la peinture. Paris : Citadelles & Mazenod, 2006.
"Illustrated collection of scholarly essays that provides commentary on both the history of Venice and the bequest of paintings it left to the world"--Provided by publisher.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2008-02-15:
This enormous slip-cased book contains iconic images created by great painters through the ages to extol the beauty, history, pageantry, culture, and society of the serene republic of Venice. Seven essays in seven main sections by leading European scholars focus on various aspects of Venetian history and progress chronologically from the founding of Venice in about 1082 through World War I in the 20th century. Each essay is followed by an elaborate and extensive assortment of germane color illustrations, including four full-color gatefolds, depicting the works of such artists as the Bellinis, Titian, Tintoretto, the Tiepolos, and Canaletto (representing the 15th and 16th centuries); Renoir, Sargent, Mant, Whistler, and Monet (the 19th); and de Chirico (the 20th). There are several appendixes, e.g., those for the doges of Venice, the principal cycles of narrative painting in 14th- and 15th-century Venice, and artist biographies. This is perhaps the ultimate cocktail table book with many gorgeous historical images particular to Venice. While not a necessary purchase for libraries, it will enchant art students, tourists, and armchair travelers with its contents. Buy where budgets and space permit.-Ellen Bates, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Main Description
Venice is a magical city. For centuries it has enchanted visitors with its magnificent architecture and romantic canals. Yet the imprint Venice left in the realm of painting, not only as a subject that inspired visiting artists from Europe & beyond but more importantly as the seat of a new school of painting for which Venice should best be remembered. The Venetian school of painting was developed during the Renaissance, featuring such celebrated painters as Bellini, Mantegna, Giorgione and Titian. Emphasizing Venice's pervasive sunlight and glowing colour in their works, these painters influenced centuries of painters to come. The authors of this book explain how the Venetian School, in addition to other attractions like Carnival attracted legions of tourists to Venice, making it a obligatory stop on the Grand Tour that should complete any 18th century gentleman's cultural education. Visitors also came to venice to paint the city's famous light for themselves, most notably Turner & Monet. Protected in a silkbound slipcase, this gorgeous tribute captures the history and legacy of Venice with over 350 full colour images and 4 gatefolds.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title presents the wonderous history of Venice, as revealed by its artistic legacy through the works of Bellini, Mantegna, Giorgione and Titian.
Library of Congress Summary
"Illustrated collection of scholarly essays that provides commentary on both the history of Venice and the bequest of paintings it left to the world"--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents
La Serenissimap. 7
A People's Paradisep. 11
The Gospel of Colorp. 27
The Seat of An Empire: XIII to XV Centuriesp. 39
The Arsenale of the West: XVI Centuryp. 103
Response to Decline: A European Culture in The XVII and XVIII Centuriesp. 177
The Dream that was Venice: End of the XVIII to the Early XX Centuryp. 323
The Doges of Venice from the Late XII Century to 1797p. 478
The Principal Cycles of Venetian Narrative Painting: XIV and XV Centuriesp. 479
Index of Works Illustratedp. 480
Biographies of Artistsp. 483
Index of Proper Namesp. 490
Index of Placesp. 495
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