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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
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
945/.311
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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
16149913
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st United States ed.
Extent
403 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385531528
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010350
Other physical details
ill., map
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
16149913
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st United States ed.
Extent
403 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385531528
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010350
Other physical details
ill., map

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