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The Architectural History of Venice: Revised and enlarged edition Revised and Enlarged ed. Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0300090291
ISBN-10: 0300090293
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"The best concise introduction to Venetian architecture in English."-Times Literary Supplement; "Compact and manageable . . . an excellent introduction to the novice preparing for a first Venetian experience."-Society of Architectural Historians; "A hugely rewarding and accessible book."-Richard Cork, Modern Painters
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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Revised and Enlarged ed. edition (May 10, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300090293
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300090291
  • Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,100,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As an architect (who hasn't been to Venice enough), I have enjoyed dipping in to the first edition for years. As a photographer I recognise the quality of the images by A F Kersting in that edition. Without exception they are technically impeccable, well composed, and had a real sparkle and brilliance. Printed on better quality paper, in duotone, I would happily pay 2 or 3 times the cost of the book. By comparison the image of Sarah Quill were rather dull and lacking - surely she had a wide langle lens I thought - worse was the converging verticals, that really had no place in an architecture book. It is easy to avoid them when taking a photograph, why didn't she?
It is regrettable in this edition that Kersting's fine b+w images have been jettisoned for far more SQ images. That these images still perpetuate converging and diverging verticles is sloppy. That they haven't been corrected at pre-production is astonishing. Not `splendid' photographs, merely workaday
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Absolutely necessary to walk around in Venice, enjoying, at the present days, all its glorious past. And the book allows you that: by reading, you rediscover Venice from the point of view of its artists, whose works are still there, waiting for you visit.
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Deborah Howard's account of this unique city, it's origin and development over the years is is a fascinating document. Together with the excellent photogaphs in full colour by Sarah Quill and Deborah Howard this book is inavaluable to anyone who has visited Venice. This book may be classed as a history book to compliment a persons interests in what may be missing from regular guide books. It is not a boring book about constructural practices per say but more about the ingenious ways in which the early settlers escaped from tyranical oppression and created their primitive home in a lagoon that has become the most beautiful collection of architecture anywhere today. Having visited Venice several times I wanted to find out more about this great place. To say that necessity is the mother of invention is living proof which led to the construction of the city of Venice. If you love Venice you will love this book. David Dickinson Alberts, Canada
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A great overview of Venetian architecture . Readable, with good illustrations.
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