Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
12Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
VENICE FROM THE GROUND UP

VENICE FROM THE GROUND UP

Ratings: (0)|Views: 349 |Likes:
"James McGregor's historical portrait of Europe's strangest and most beautiful city shows how Venice's architecture and character came about in response to the peculiar environmental challenges of its location and its precarious political position. This book is organized topographically and chronologically, allowing the reader to explore the city's monuments and canals through both space and time."
--London Review of Books

"James H. S. McGregor marches us through the city, stopping off at his favourite sites, and offering along the way extended discussions of the main features of the medieval and subsequent periods of Venetian history. Moreover, he gives a much fuller account of the city's political structure, its distinctive social patterns, and its cultural commitments than a guide normally allows...This may well be the best short account of the structure of [St. Mark's Basilica] and the programme of its mosaics now in print. It is full of fascinating detail and acute observation...As a sourcebook of fascinating detail about Venice, laced with a splendid invective against Napoleon, this is a work that will profit even long-time visitors."
--Theodore K. Rabb, Times Literary Supplement

"This well written portrait is superbly produced. Color photographs and maps of great quality are included."
--Ann Geracimos, Washington Times
"James McGregor's historical portrait of Europe's strangest and most beautiful city shows how Venice's architecture and character came about in response to the peculiar environmental challenges of its location and its precarious political position. This book is organized topographically and chronologically, allowing the reader to explore the city's monuments and canals through both space and time."
--London Review of Books

"James H. S. McGregor marches us through the city, stopping off at his favourite sites, and offering along the way extended discussions of the main features of the medieval and subsequent periods of Venetian history. Moreover, he gives a much fuller account of the city's political structure, its distinctive social patterns, and its cultural commitments than a guide normally allows...This may well be the best short account of the structure of [St. Mark's Basilica] and the programme of its mosaics now in print. It is full of fascinating detail and acute observation...As a sourcebook of fascinating detail about Venice, laced with a splendid invective against Napoleon, this is a work that will profit even long-time visitors."
--Theodore K. Rabb, Times Literary Supplement

"This well written portrait is superbly produced. Color photographs and maps of great quality are included."
--Ann Geracimos, Washington Times

More info:

Published by: Harvard University Press on Jun 08, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/11/2014

pdf

text

original

 
VENICEFROMTHEGROUNDUP
THE BELKNAP PRESS OFHARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESSCambridge, MassachusettsLondon, England 2006
JAMESH.S.M
C
GREGOR
 
Copyright © 2006 by the President andFellows of Harvard CollegeAll rights reservedPrinted in the United States of AmericaDesign by Jill Breitbarth
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
McGregor, James H. (James Harvey), 1946–Venice from the ground up / James H.S. McGregorp. cm.Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN-13: 978-0-674-02333-8 (alk. paper)ISBN-10: 0-674-02333-1 (alk. paper)1. Venice (Italy)—Description and travel.2. Venice (Italy)—History.3. City planning—Italy—Venice—History.I. Title.DG674.2.M44 2006945'.31—dc22 2005035501

Activity (12)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
Peng Wang liked this
Yogita Patil liked this
Adam Frantzis liked this
Jack Carney liked this
Scott Spalding liked this
Lahesis79 liked this
johniebe242216 liked this
m_farcas3335 liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->