Venice is one of the most architecturally rich, varied, and exceptionally well-preserved cities in the world. Our guidebook to Venetian architecture, offers travelers detailed reviews of 12 sites that define Venice's architectural landscape and the influences on its magnificent style.Venice's architectural tradition was shaped by a series of extraordinary events (natural, religious and political) that led to its long and successful history as the maritime trading gateway to the East. Through this trade position, Venice made lasting connections with the Byzantine and Islamic Empires; these connections informed the Venetian aesthetic and created a highly syncretic architectural style that runs through the ages.This Approach Guide reviews the unique character of the Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architectural styles in Venice. For each style, we profile the elements that define that style, the leading architects, and the sites that best exemplify it.We hope you enjoy what we believe to be a unique travel guide to Venice.PUBLISHER'S NOTEOne of the benefits of eBooks is that we can easily update content and release new editions of our guidebooks. These updates are FREE for existing customers. Please visit http://approachguides.com/updates for a list of recently updated guides and instructions on downloading the new version.PRAISE FOR APPROACH GUIDESCompulsive (and compulsively informed) travelers, the Raezers are the masterminds behind the downloadable Approach Guides, which are filled with a university course-worth of history and insights for 62 destinations worldwide. WHY WE LOVE IT: The Raezers share our desire for deep, well-researched information on the wonders of the world.- Travel + LeisureWhat started as one couple's travel notes aimed at filling in the gaps in guidebooks has become ApproachGuides.com - a menu of downloadable travel guides that cover cultural and historical topics of interest to thoughtful travelers. What's hot: Bite-sized travel guides that specialize in topics ranging from 29 pages on the foods of Italy to one that helps you explore the historical and architectural significance of Angkor's famous temple structures in Cambodia.- LA TimesApproach Guides encompass the whole cultural experience of a place, whether it is Ancient Buddhist Caves in India and China, Islamic Cairo, Ancient Mediterranean Mosaics, or a Guide to the Regional Foods of Italy. Each guide delves into the subject, truly exploring it (and making you want to GO THERE NOW). Perfect for the thinking traveler, Approach Guides are one of the best travel guides I've ever found.- Wandering EducatorsThrough this trade position, Venice made lasting connections with the Byzantine and Islamic Empires; these connections informed the Venetian aesthetic and created a highly syncretic architectural style that runs through the ages.This ...
|Title||:||The Architecture of Venice|
|Author||:||Approach Guides, David Raezer, Jennifer Raezer|
|Publisher||:||Approach Guides - 2011-02-24|