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Art History 312: Renaissance Venice,
This review is from: Venice: Lion City - The Religion of Empire (Hardcover)
VENICE: LION CITY is essentially a text book for an art history course. Garry Wills demonstrates how every aspect of society, government and religion that made Venice a great power is expressed in painting, sculpture and architecture of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Wills pulls together a wide range of scholarship and makes it--in one rather compact volume--accessible to the general reader. While it may be a bit dry, the book is interesting and relatively brisk reading.
If you're a Venetophile and would like to know more about art and society at the Serene Republic's height, you should enjoy VENICE: LION CITY.