Beginning in Venice

Beginning in Venice

In Beginning in Venice, he shares a collection of photographs from that trip and narrates the stories behind the photographs.

Author: Robin Yong

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781482827767

Category: Travel

Page: 238

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For photographer Robin Yong, the Venetian Carnival had always been a faraway dream. He often wondered about the costumed people and who they really were. And then, he jumped on the opportunity to travel to Venice, Italy, to photograph the Venetian Carnival, one of the most beautiful festivals in one of the most enchanting cities in the world. In Beginning in Venice, he shares a collection of photographs from that trip and narrates the stories behind the photographs. With an eye for composition and color and for capturing remarkable moments, these pictures document the wonderful events of outrageous costumes set in a medieval environment. It tells a story of history, culture, art, and sensuality. Each image is imbued with Robin Yong’s love for the masquerade and its actors: smiles or frowns on the masks, sparks in the eyes of his models, textures, colors, and minute details in a costume. Through the photographs presented in Beginning in Venice, the beauty and romance of Venice comes alive.
Categories: Travel

The Tombs of the Doges of Venice

The Tombs of the Doges of Venice

This is all the more surprising as the Venetian Republic was opposed to the cult of personality and the doge officially was only the primus inter pares, deprived of many privileges usually reserved for leaders of State.

Author: Giulia Ceriani Sebregondi

Publisher:

ISBN: 8867285599

Category: Architecture

Page: 590

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The splendor of the tombs of the doges has always amazed visitors of Venice. Already in 1484, the German pilgrim Felix Faber noted: "Never have I seen more costly and extravagant tombs. Even the graves of the popes in Rome cannot compare with these." Indeed, designed by the greatest artists of the Serenissima, these often gigantic monuments belong to the most impressive and beautiful in the entire history of art. This is all the more surprising as the Venetian Republic was opposed to the cult of personality and the doge officially was only the primus inter pares, deprived of many privileges usually reserved for leaders of State. The tombs pursued multiple purposes, however. They not only commemorated the deceased ruler and facilitated the salvation of his soul. But they also served the doge's relatives who hoped to profit from his reputation and, moreover, they propagated the political system of the Serenissima. The tombs of the doges, thus, were always also monuments to the State and had to negotiate the tension between private and public concerns. It is the complex interaction between these conflicting interests that accounts for the tombs' central role in the political system of the Serenissima and explains why the monuments are of greatest importance not only for art historians but also for students of Venetian history and society in general. This interdisciplinary collection of essays penned by an international group of historians and art historians for the first time traces the tombs of the doges from the beginning of the Republic to long after her demise in 1797. It investigates the tombs from a variety of new and innovative point of views, which facilitate a more complex understanding not only of these monuments but ultimately also of the history of Venice and Italy up until the beginning of the twentieth century.
Categories: Architecture

History of Venice

History of Venice

Author: J. Schor

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0025128569

Category: Venice (Italy)

Page: 254

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Categories: Venice (Italy)

Venice s Secret Service

Venice s Secret Service

Though few historians have noticed it, beginning in Venice, the Renaissance marked a major turning point in the history of intelligence. For the first time, especially in SIGINT, Europe established a global intelligence lead which went ...

Author: Ioanna Iordanou

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198791317

Category: Intelligence service

Page: 288

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Venice's Secret Service is the untold and arresting story of the world's earliest centrally-organised state intelligence service. Long before the inception of SIS and the CIA, in the period of the Renaissance, the Republic of Venice had masterminded a remarkable centrally-organised state intelligence organisation that played a pivotal role in the defence of the Venetian empire. Housed in the imposing Doge's Palace and under the direction of the Council of Ten, the notorious governmental committee that acted as Venice's spy chiefs, this 'proto-modern' organisation served prominent intelligence functions including operations (intelligence and covert action), analysis, cryptography and steganography, cryptanalysis, and even the development of lethal substances. Official informants and amateur spies were shipped across Europe, Anatolia, and Northern Africa, conducting Venice's stealthy intelligence operations. Revealing a plethora of secrets, their keepers, and their seekers, Venice's Secret Service explores the social and managerial processes that enabled their existence and that furnished the foundation for an extraordinary intelligence organisation created by one of the early modern world's most cosmopolitan states.
Categories: Intelligence service

Universal History from the Creation of the World to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century

Universal History  from the Creation of the World to the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century

... and forming themselves into a community , laid the foundation of the illustrious city and state of Venice . * They began soon to equip small fleets , which they sent to all parts of the Mediterranean , and particularly to the coast ...

Author: Lord Alexander Fraser Tytler Woodhouselee

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWB6NE

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Venice the Grand Tour

Venice   the Grand Tour

This book explores Venice's magnetic hold on the imagination of the Grand Tourist and connects the ideology of the Tour to the mythology of Venice.

Author: Bruce Redford

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300069111

Category: Travel

Page: 137

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According to Bruce Redford, the Tour offered a heady combination of aesthetic, social political, and sexual experience, and it provided its alumni with a life-long source of cultural and political authority. Yet from the beginning the Tour was also viewed with deep suspicion: it was feared that the very experiences that completed the British gentleman might well undo him.
Categories: Travel

Sargent s Venice

Sargent s Venice

Paradoxically, however, we begin not with a painting but with a work of sculpture unique among the production of American artists in Venice. Beginning in the second quarter of the nineteenth century, American sculptors were drawn to ...

Author: Warren Adelson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300117172

Category: Art

Page: 223

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Den amerikanske kunstner John Singer Sargents (1856-1925) skildringer af Venedig.
Categories: Art

Casanova

Casanova

Giacomo Casanova cut a wide swath through the eighteenth century, beginning in Venice and extending across the length and breadth of Europe, from Corfu to Russia, London to Prague, and especially Paris, the epicenter of passion and ...

Author: Laurence Bergreen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476716497

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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"The remarkable story of Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798), an impoverished abandoned boy who became the notorious libertine, famous writer, and correspondent with figures such as Voltaire, Louis XV, and Catherine the Great in decadent 18th-century Europe."--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Art of Renaissance Venice 1400 1600

Art of Renaissance Venice  1400 1600

From its very beginning Venice had depended on the Italian mainland as an important source of food, raw materials, and manpower and location for villeggiaturas (summer villa retreats) and had even annexed Treviso in 1339 and Conegliano ...

Author: Loren Partridge

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520281790

Category: Art

Page: 372

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"A comprehensive and richly illustrated survey of Venetian Renaissance architecture, sculpture, and painting created between 1400 and 1600 addressed to students, travellers, and the general public. The works of art are analysed within Venice's cultural circumstances--political, economic, intellectual, and religious--and in terms of function, style, iconography, patronage, classical sources, gender, art theories, and artist's innovations, rivalries, and social status. The text has been divided into two parts--the fifteenth century and the sixteenth century--each part preceded by an introduction that recounts the history of Venice to 1500 and to 1600 respectively, including the city's founding, ideology, territorial expansion, social classes, governmental structure, economy, and religion. The twenty-six chapters have been organized to lead readers systematically through the major artistic developments within the three principal categories of art--governmental, ecclesiastic, and domestic--and have been arranged sequentially as follows: civic architecture and urbanism, churches, church decoration (ducal tombs and altarpieces), refectories and refectory decoration (section two only), confraternities (architecture and decoration), palaces, palace decoration (devotional works, portraits, secular painting, and halls of state), villas, and villa decoration. The conclusion offers an overview of the major types of Venetian art and architectural patronage and their funding sources"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Art

Bound in Venice

Bound in Venice

Beginning in Venice and subsequently across much of the civilized world, bound printed editions of the Talmud, the Koran, the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam, and classics of Greek and Latin poetry and theater began to circulate for the first ...

Author: Alessandro Marzo Magno

Publisher: Europa Editions

ISBN: 9781609451523

Category: History

Page: 229

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This early history of printed literature “delves into the delectable intrigues of Renaissance Venice with a degree of detail that will mesmerize readers” (La Repubblica). This accessible yet erudite history traces the incredible rise of publishing in the Republic of Venice, the Renaissance’s era of global capital of culture and trade. While a number of Venetian innovators drove this new enterprise, one in particular, Aldus Manutius, stands head and shoulders above the rest. Manutius tirelessly promoted the concept of reading for pleasure, and his Aldine Press commissioned the first modern typeface. Beginning in Venice and subsequently across much of the civilized world, bound printed editions of the Talmud, the Koran, the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam, and classics of Greek and Latin poetry and theater began to circulate for the first time, leading to an unprecedented diffusion of human knowledge, and bringing about the birth of the modern world.
Categories: History

Venice Its Individual Growth from the Earliest Beginnings to the Fall of the Republic The decadence 2 v

Venice  Its Individual Growth from the Earliest Beginnings to the Fall of the Republic  The decadence  2 v

He was the author of the Medicina Statica , and after professing medicine in his early days in Venice , he was called to ... The plague of 1630 carried off many physicians , and the quacks began to reap a fortune : ; but science soon ...

Author: Pompeo Molmenti

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065838792

Category: Venice (Italy)

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Categories: Venice (Italy)

Architecture as a Global System

Architecture as a Global System

The Venice Architecture Biennale is a useful starting point in the next section to consider the global system of ... The prelude that follows in this chapter, beginning with Venice, presents a mosaic of phenomena that begins to ...

Author: Peter Raisbeck

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781838676575

Category: Architecture

Page: 152

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This book provides a clear-sighted analysis which suggests that architectural design may yet shape and order the future of cities. A clear argument that emerges is that to retain their future agency, architects must understand the contours and ecologies of practice that constitute the global system of architectural production.
Categories: Architecture

The Arena

The Arena

nobles , began to inundate western Asia for the recovery of the Holy Land from the infidels , Venice was found to be in the line of march . For nearly two centuries her ships carried the Crusaders to and from the coast of Asia Minor ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0014100937

Category: American essays

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Categories: American essays

Fodor s Essential Italy 2018

Fodor s Essential Italy 2018

San Marco VENICE THROUGH THE AGES BEGINNINGS Venice was founded in the 5th century when the Veneti, ... result of its active role in the Crusades, beginning in 1095 and culminating in the Venetian-led sacking of Constantinople in 1204.

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 9780804143769

Category: Travel

Page: 992

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. Fodor's Essential Italy is the indispensable take-along companion to one of Europe's most enduringly popular destinations. With inviting full-color photos, this updated edition highlights everything that visitors adore--from Italy's great food and wine to art and architecture, as well as glorious Tuscan hill towns, shopping, and much more. This travel guide includes: Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path In-depth breakout features on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling, Naples-style Pizza, Tuscan Wine, the Cinque Terre, the Duomo, and Venice's Grand Canal Coverage of Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, Lake Como, Tuscany, Naples, Sorrento, Capri, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna, the Veneto, and more. Planning to focus on just some Italy destinations? Check out Fodor's travel guides to Rome; Venice; Florence & Tuscany; and The Amalfi Coast, Capri & Naples.
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Venice Vampyr

Venice Vampyr

Contains the first 3 erotic novellas of the Venice Vampyr series.

Author: Tina Folsom

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1456313363

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Contains the first 3 erotic novellas of the Venice Vampyr series.
Categories: Fiction

Venice

Venice

Author: Pompeo Molmenti

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065838644

Category: Venice (Italy)

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Categories: Venice (Italy)