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The Resource Venice : pure city, Peter Ackroyd

Venice : pure city, Peter Ackroyd

Label
Venice : pure city
Title
Venice
Title remainder
pure city
Statement of responsibility
Peter Ackroyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice, the ultimate city, embracing facts and romance, history and artists, carnival masks and leper colonies, wars and sieges, and scandals and seductions
Summary
A portrait of Italy's "City of Water" draws on historical and cultural sources to provide detailed descriptions of everything from Venice's canals and bridges to its churches and marketplaces, citing the events and people that have shaped its evolution
Writing style
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380607
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
945/.311
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
Target audience
adult
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pure city
Label
Venice : pure city, Peter Ackroyd
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, London, in 2009"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. 1. City from the sea -- Origins -- Water, water everywhere -- Mirror, mirror -- pt. 2. The city of St. Mark -- The saint comes -- Refuge -- Against nature -- Stones of Venice -- pt. 3. Ship of state -- "Let it be everlasting" -- The chosen people -- The prison house -- Secrets -- Chronicles -- pt. 4. Republic of commerce -- The merchants of Venice -- The endless drama -- Wheels within wheels -- pt. 5. Empire of trade -- The lion city -- Cities in collision -- A call to arms -- pt. 6. Timeless city -- Bells and gondolas -- Iustitia -- Against the Turks -- pt. 7. The living city -- The body and the building -- Learning and language -- Colour and light -- Pilgrims and tourists -- pt. 8. The art of life -- Hurrah for Carnival -- A divine art -- The eternal feminine -- What to eat? -- pt. 9. Sacred city -- Divine and infernal -- Of belief -- pt. 10. The shadows of history -- Decline and fall? -- Death in Venice -- pt. 11. City of myth -- The map unrolls -- The huddled family -- Moon and night -- While the music lasts -- A Venetian chronology
Control code
ocn515405296
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780385531528
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010350
System control number
(OCoLC)515405296
Label
Venice : pure city, Peter Ackroyd
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Chatto & Windus, London, in 2009"--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. 1. City from the sea -- Origins -- Water, water everywhere -- Mirror, mirror -- pt. 2. The city of St. Mark -- The saint comes -- Refuge -- Against nature -- Stones of Venice -- pt. 3. Ship of state -- "Let it be everlasting" -- The chosen people -- The prison house -- Secrets -- Chronicles -- pt. 4. Republic of commerce -- The merchants of Venice -- The endless drama -- Wheels within wheels -- pt. 5. Empire of trade -- The lion city -- Cities in collision -- A call to arms -- pt. 6. Timeless city -- Bells and gondolas -- Iustitia -- Against the Turks -- pt. 7. The living city -- The body and the building -- Learning and language -- Colour and light -- Pilgrims and tourists -- pt. 8. The art of life -- Hurrah for Carnival -- A divine art -- The eternal feminine -- What to eat? -- pt. 9. Sacred city -- Divine and infernal -- Of belief -- pt. 10. The shadows of history -- Decline and fall? -- Death in Venice -- pt. 11. City of myth -- The map unrolls -- The huddled family -- Moon and night -- While the music lasts -- A Venetian chronology
Control code
ocn515405296
Dimensions
cm.
Edition
1st ed. in the United States of America.
Extent
p.
Isbn
9780385531528
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010350
System control number
(OCoLC)515405296

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