Francesco's Venice

Francesco's Venice

[the Dramatic History of the World's Most Beautiful City]

Book - 2004
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Baker & Taylor
Looks at the history of Venice, from the fifth century to the present day.

Independent Publishing Group
Venice's rich history is explored by a resident historian, and descendent from a patrician Ventian family in this beautifully illustrated study.  Readers are guided from 5th century Venice to present day, uncovering historical facts, legends and catching glimpses into the lives of it's people, many of which are the authors own colorful ancestors.

Blackwell North Amer
Francesco's Venice is the extraordinary story of the life of this intriguing city, told by a descendant of an old and distinguished Venetian family.
Venice's history is a tale of warfare and conspiracies, of artistic excellence and ingenuity, of the battle of wills and of ideas, and of strength in the face of disaster, and Francesco brings to life the places, events and people that have sculpted this living theatre through the ages. These include a colourful array of his own ancestors, such as the six da Mostos who were involved in the rise and fall of the ambitious and corrupt Doge Falier, and the young Alvise da Mosto, a courageous and determined explorer of the fifteenth century.
Beautifully illustrated with images by John Parker of both the magnificent symbols of the city, including St Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, and the more secluded corners, Francesco's Venice celebrates the mesmerizing beauty and surprising strength of this unique city.

Publisher: London : BBC Books, c2004
ISBN: 9780563521372
Branch Call Number: 945.31 DAM
Characteristics: 216 p. :,col. ill., col. ports. ;,29 cm.


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