Venetian Curiosities

Venetian Curiosities

Venetian Curiosities is beautifully illustrated and, like Handel's Bestiary, it comes with a CD. Here the music is by Antonio Vivaldi, with tracks for each section of the book, expertly played by Il Complesso Barocco.

Author: Donna Leon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448136056

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 80

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In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation record more than just love or murder. They are the storehouse of a city's mores, emblems of its identity. In Venetian Curiosities, acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church, the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality, innocent men are mistakenly condemned to death, a gambler bets the family palazzo. In an introduction and seven essays, Leon offers enchanting details and astute insights into Venetian customs of the past and present. Venetian Curiosities is beautifully illustrated and, like Handel's Bestiary, it comes with a CD. Here the music is by Antonio Vivaldi, with tracks for each section of the book, expertly played by Il Complesso Barocco. With the splendid music, the delightful images, and the perceptive, amusing words of Donna Leon, Venetian Curiosities is a harmonious exploration of one of the world's most beloved cities.
Categories: Literary Collections

Curiosities of Literature

Curiosities of Literature

Sir John now imagined that all was happily conOn the marriage of the Earl of
Somerset , the cluded , and was retiring with the sweetness of a Venetian was
invited to the masque , but not the dove , and the quietness of a mouse , to fly to
the ...

Author: Isaac Disraeli

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010458813

Category: English literature

Page: 582

View: 424

Categories: English literature

Curiosities of Glass Making

Curiosities of Glass Making

MOULDED BOTTLES . MOULDED ROMAN PILLAR CANE AND TUBE
DRAWING . . . . VENETIAN FILIGREE GLASS . . VENETIAN BALL . MILLE -
FIORE . . MOSAIC WORK . VENETIAN DIAMOND - MOULDED . VENETIAN
VITRO DI TRINO .

Author: Apsley Pellatt

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5247273

Category: Chromolithography

Page: 146

View: 434

Categories: Chromolithography

The Imperial Age of Venice 1380 1580

The Imperial Age of Venice  1380 1580

... of absurdity which the literal 'new Roman' minds of a Marin Sanudo or a Pietro
Bembo could hardly have conceived, though some patricians may have taken it
as a joke. Sanudo recorded in one of his unpublished lists of Venetian curiosities
 ...

Author: David Sanderson Chambers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041574836

Category: Venice (Italy)

Page: 216

View: 429

Categories: Venice (Italy)

Curiosities of Literature A new edition in one volume

Curiosities of Literature  A new edition  in one volume

Sir John now imagined that all was happily conOn the marriage of the Earl of
Somerset , the cluded , and was retiring with the sweetness of a Venetian was
invited to the masque , but not the dove , and the quietness of a mouse , to fly to
the ...

Author: Isaac Disraeli

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018200369

Category:

Page: 582

View: 325

Categories:

Italy Northern Italy including Leghorn Florence Ravenna theIsland of Corsica and routes through France Switzerland and Austria 5th remodelled ed 1879

Italy  Northern Italy  including Leghorn  Florence  Ravenna  theIsland of Corsica  and routes through France  Switzerland  and Austria   5th remodelled ed  1879

It was greatsome weapons , Venetian curiosities , ly damaged by the
bombardment etc . ; also a large bird ' s eye view of 1849 , but was restored in
1860 . of Venice , carved in wood by Jacopo dei Barbari as a wood - cut ' for An -
Behind the ...

Author: Karl Baedeker (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126939508

Category: Italy

Page:

View: 461

Categories: Italy

The Gentleman s Magazine

The Gentleman s Magazine

So much did they take his fancy that he mentions as the most remarkable of all
the Venetian curiosities “ a little bay nag feeding in the churchyard of St. John
and St. Nicolas . ” Who indeed could find a use for a nag , bay or other , when it
was ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081675096

Category: Early English newspapers

Page:

View: 505

Categories: Early English newspapers

Gentleman s Magazine Or Monthly Intelligencer

Gentleman s Magazine  Or Monthly Intelligencer

So much did they take his fancy that he mentions as the most remarkable of all
the Venetian curiosities “ a little bay nag feeding in the churchyard of St. John
and St. Nicolas . ” Who indeed could find a use for a nag , bay or other , when it
was ...

Author: Sylvanus Urban (pseud. van Edward Cave.)

Publisher:

ISBN: KBNL:KBNL03000017922

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 142

Categories: Great Britain

Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli

Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli

The first paper was a Venetian one , and only monthly ; but it was merely the
newspaper of the government . Other governments afterwards adopted the
Venetian plan of a newspaper , with the Venetian name : -from a solitary
government ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNF:CF005706436

Category:

Page: 471

View: 187

Categories:

Venice

Venice

Author: Vittorio Serra

Publisher: Bonechi

ISBN: 8872043328

Category: Travel

Page: 124

View: 640

Categories: Travel

The American Sephardi

The American Sephardi

G . Tassini , in his book entitled “ Venetian Curiosities , ” refers to a Latin
document of 1458 , which includes a declaration by a certain Gasparino De Lon ,
explaining that a certain part of the city “ is called the getto , because * Rabbi
Ariel Toaff ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010573215

Category: Sephardim

Page:

View: 829

Categories: Sephardim

The World s Encyclopedia of Wonders and Curiosities

The World s Encyclopedia of Wonders and Curiosities

CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE . ... The first paper was a Venetian one , and only
monthly : but it was the newspaper of the government only . ... Mr. Chalmers gives
, in his life of Ruddiman , a curious particular of these Venetian Gazettes .

Author: John Platts

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858048316164

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 958

View: 147

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

American Architect and Architecture

American Architect and Architecture

... and the inoilels of modern industry which have figured at at Pompeii ? this
exhibition bear testimony , to an absolute decadence , if we But the new
industrialization of art towards which we are progress- except some Venetian
curiosities , or ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007546933

Category: Architecture

Page:

View: 640

Categories: Architecture

Venetian Painters

Venetian Painters

While the central instinct of the Venetian school was for a confident athleticism ,
physical and moral , or for such superficial richness as we have ... Berlin .
themselves in psychological subtleties and curiosities alien to the robust central
figures .

Author: Frank Jewett Mather

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000426715

Category: Painters

Page: 497

View: 216

Categories: Painters

Venice

Venice

Mosaics , Venetian glass and smalt manufactures etc. : Salviati ... Manufactury of
Venetian gold - chains : Sandon , Ruga Vecchia di Rialto . Photographs for ...
Antiquities , Venetian Curiosities and objects of Art : Guggenheim , Pal . Wetzlar ...

Author: Adalbert Müller

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNPQR1

Category: Art, Italian

Page: 326

View: 204

Categories: Art, Italian

Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy Eleventh edition of the work originally written by Sir Francis Palgrave carefully revised to the present time etc The editor s preface signed J B P i e Joseph B Pentland

Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy     Eleventh edition  of the work originally written by Sir Francis Palgrave   carefully revised to the present time  etc   The editor s preface signed  J  B  P   i e  Joseph B  Pentland

In to S. Möse . the first , “ before the irruption of the Venetian curiosities and
objects of Barbarians , 50 Venetian cities flouart and vertu . Guggenheim , Canal
rished in peace and prosperity : Aquileia Grande ; Richetti , Palazzo Marcello ,
was ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0021961554

Category:

Page: 620

View: 195

Categories:

Italy Handbook for Travellers

Italy  Handbook for Travellers

It was greatsome weapons , Venetian curiosities , ly damaged by the
bombardment etc .; also a large bird's eye view of 1849 , but was restored in
1860 . dei Barbari as a wood - cut ' for An- Behind the high altar a Madonna thony
Kolb , a ...

Author: Karl Baedeker (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105117196852

Category: Italy

Page: 463

View: 511

Categories: Italy

Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy

Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy

Marbles : Pietro Bione Venetian Curiosities and detti , Campo S. Vio . Objects of
Art : Guggen- Bronzes and Metal Work : heim , Canal Grande ; RicMichele ,
Piazza S. Marco ; chetti , Palazzo Garzoni , Canal Ferd . Battocchio , No. 618 ,
Grande ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105016659604

Category: Italy

Page: 556

View: 923

Categories: Italy

Venice Her Art Treasures and Historical Associations

Venice  Her Art Treasures and Historical Associations

Vianelli , Campo San Provolo . Antiquities , Venetian Curiosities and objects of
Art : Guggenheim , Palazzo Balbi ; Zen , near the City Museum ; Ricchetti , San
Marcuola ; Rietti , S. G. Grisostomo . Favenza , San Vio ; Zuber , alla Maddalena .

Author: Adalbert Müller (of Venice?)

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN6L2D

Category:

Page:

View: 117

Categories:

Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy Comprising Piedmont Liguria Lombardy Venetia Parma Modena and Romagna Eighth edition of the work originally written by Sir Francis Palgrave carefully revised to the present time etc

Handbook for Travellers in Northern Italy  Comprising Piedmont  Liguria  Lombardy  Venetia  Parma  Modena  and Romagna  Eighth edition  of the work originally written by Sir Francis Palgrave   carefully revised to the present time  etc

Of these the most Venetian curiosities and objects of northern is the Porto di tre
Porti , naviart and vertu . Zen , on the Canal op- gable only by the very smallest
craft . posite the Palazzo Vendramin . Ri- The island of San Erasmo intervenes ...

Author: John Murray (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017620248

Category:

Page: 556

View: 424

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