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History of Venice in Painting


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How Venice is Like a Woman By Georges Duby Venice: Paradise for a People By Guy Lobrichon Venice: The Message of Color By Terisio Pignatti Venice: Seat of Empire (14th--15th Centuries) By Daniel Russo The Arsenal of the Occident (16th Century) By Michel Hochmann The Response to Decline: European Culture (17th--18th Centuries) By Adriana van de Lindt-Russo The Dream of Venice (Late 18th--20th Centuries) By Pierre Vaisee and Genevieve Nevejan Appendices Doges of Venice Main Cycles of Narrative Painting in Venice Biographical Index of Artists Index of Names Index of Places

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Georges Duby, a former professor at the College de France, is a member of the Academie Francaise. Guy Lobrichon is a professor at the University of Avignon. Terisio Pignatti is the former director of the Correr Museum in Venice. Daniel Russo is a professor of medieval art history at the University of Bourgogne. Michel Hochmann is the director of studies for history and philosophy at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes. Adriana van de Lindt-Russo received her doctorate in art history from the University of Utrecht. Pierre Vaisse is an honorary professor of contemporary art history at the University of Geneva. Genevieve Nevejan is an art historian who teaches at the Ecole du Louvre.


Praise for The History of Venice in Painting - WINNER of the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award, 2007 "An undeniably handsome volume...The History of Venice in Painting does what a single plane ticket cant do: It allows you to look at paintings world-wide...It tells the story of the city through its art..." - The Wall Street Journal "To multivolume artistic explorations of Florence and Paris Abbeville Press adds a single oversize tome that presents Venice as the inspirer of seven centuries of images, from illuminated manuscripts to the canvases of Oskar Kokoschka. Masterpieces by Titian, Giovanni Bellini, Antonio Canaletto and many, many others either were created in the city or depict aspects of it as the subject. So along with early religious themes are depictions of Venetian buildings, events and customs, showing the city in almost every significant style from the Middle Ages to the early modern period. The result shows the highest production values, featuring even several spectacular four-page foldouts." - Chicago Tribune "Here's a book that packs a visual wallop...This book is magnificent...The color plates, many unfolding across two pages (four can be unfurled in splendid foldouts), trace the arc of Venetian history...And it comes encased in a silken slipcase, de rigueur for art book aficionados." - The Washington Post

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