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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
Summary
A glittering, evocative, fascinating, story-filled portrait of Venice, the ultimate city, embracing facts and romance, history and artists, carnival masks and leper colonies, wars and sieges, and scandals and seductions
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ackroyd, Peter
Dewey number
945/.311
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DG672.2
LC item number
.A25 2009b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
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 (p. 381-386) and index
Contents
City from the sea -- Origins -- Water, water everywhere -- Mirror, mirror -- The city of St. Mark -- The saint comes -- Refuge -- Against nature -- Stones of Venice -- Ship of state -- "Let it be everlasting" -- The chosen people -- The prison house -- Secrets -- Chronicles -- Republic of commerce -- The merchants of Venice -- The endless drama -- Wheels within wheels -- Empire of trade -- The lion city -- Cities in collision -- A call to arms -- Timeless city -- Bells and gondolas -- Iustitia -- Against the Turks -- The living city -- The body and the building -- Learning and language -- Colour and light -- Pilgrims and tourists -- The art of life -- Hurrah for Carnival -- A divine art -- The eternal feminine -- What to eat? -- Sacred city -- Divine and infernal -- Of belief -- The shadows of history -- Decline and fall? -- Death in Venice -- City of myth -- The map unrolls -- The huddled family -- Moon and night -- While the music lasts -- A Venetian chronology
Control code
ocn515405296
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
403 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385531528
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010350
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)515405296
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 (p. 381-386) and index
Contents
City from the sea -- Origins -- Water, water everywhere -- Mirror, mirror -- The city of St. Mark -- The saint comes -- Refuge -- Against nature -- Stones of Venice -- Ship of state -- "Let it be everlasting" -- The chosen people -- The prison house -- Secrets -- Chronicles -- Republic of commerce -- The merchants of Venice -- The endless drama -- Wheels within wheels -- Empire of trade -- The lion city -- Cities in collision -- A call to arms -- Timeless city -- Bells and gondolas -- Iustitia -- Against the Turks -- The living city -- The body and the building -- Learning and language -- Colour and light -- Pilgrims and tourists -- The art of life -- Hurrah for Carnival -- A divine art -- The eternal feminine -- What to eat? -- Sacred city -- Divine and infernal -- Of belief -- The shadows of history -- Decline and fall? -- Death in Venice -- City of myth -- The map unrolls -- The huddled family -- Moon and night -- While the music lasts -- A Venetian chronology
Control code
ocn515405296
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
403 p., [32] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385531528
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010350
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)515405296

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