Venice: The City and its Architecture

The first truly comprehensive history of Venetian architecture, this book abandons the traditional chronological approach of earlier histories in favour of one that encompasses the diverse influences that have affected the city’s development. It celebrates a vast range of buildings – from fishermen’s cottages to the palazzi on the Grand Canal; from early Christian basilicas to Palladio’s masterpieces

‘Published in 1997, this book immediately became the benchmark. A book that does full justice to the richness and density of the Venetian cityscape – and the design and choice of pictures are exemplary.’
— Rough Guide to Venice and the Veneto
‘Goy's beautifully designed Venice: The City and its a master-work...The next best thing to being in the Serenissima.’
— The Sunday Times
‘Colour photographs, original plans, contemporary drawings and paintings by Venetian masters combine to reflect the visual wealth of an extraordinary city.’
— The Good Book Guide
David Jenkins
Michael Nash
Phaidon Press

290 x 250mm
Hb c.200 colour
200 b&w illustrations

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