A History of Venetian Architecture

By: Ennio Concina

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Jacket has light general wear and no tears. Book very clean. Binding tight. 356pp Beginning with the traces of classical activity found in the territory that became ducal Venice, through its establishment as an urba magna in the Byzantine age, and the architectural glories of the Renaissance and Baroque city, Concina discusses the influence of Venice's extraordinary position in history and geography on the architectural styles to be found there. He overturns many long established theories on the development of the lagoon city, and discusses the work of many of history's most famous architects - Sansovino, Sanmicheli, Palladio, Longhena - this brings the story up to date with an examination of the twentieth-century's attempts to expand the economy, and preserve the city's heritage. The contents of the book is as follows: 1. Neptune's Walls: the myths of the origins; 2. Byzantine, ducal and communal Venice; 3. Venice and the Gothic; 4. Renovatio marciana: the early Renaissance; 5. The new magnificence: the cinquecento; 6. Baroque Venice: the age of Baldassar Longhena; 7. the eighteenth century: anti-Baroque polemics, the 'stil veneziano' and innovation; 8. Architecture and the contemporary city. Translated into English from the Italian by Judith Landry. ".excellent coverage. recommended for college-level library collections." The Midwest Book Review

Title: A History of Venetian Architecture

Author Name: Ennio Concina

Categories: Architecture & Building,

Edition: First English Language Edition

Publisher: England, Cambridge University Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 0521573386

ISBN Number 13: 9780521573382

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 230mm x 245mm

Seller ID: 020028