Venice, the Enchanted Mirror: A Bedside Companion Alain Buisine

ISBN: 9780285637177

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Venice, the Enchanted Mirror: A Bedside Companion  by  Alain Buisine

Venice, the Enchanted Mirror: A Bedside Companion by Alain Buisine
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This rich and fascinating celebration of Venice presents a series of unconventional impressions of the heart of Venice and its dazzling spectrum of people. With a wealth of eyewitness accounts and comments by its famous visitors, including JosephMoreThis rich and fascinating celebration of Venice presents a series of unconventional impressions of the heart of Venice and its dazzling spectrum of people.

With a wealth of eyewitness accounts and comments by its famous visitors, including Joseph Brodsky, Benjamin Disraeli, Thomas Mann, Marcel Proust, Jean-Paul Sartre, Mark Twain, and Orson Welles, this book is a thrilling evocation of Europes capital of color. It examines the dark byways of the citys brutal history, the brilliance of Venetian painting, sumptuous architecture and embellishments, many arts—from glass blowing and boatbuilding to velvet—courtesans, fashions, food, music, politics, crumbling ruins and abandoned gardens, the ghetto, eccentrics, and working people.



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