Explores the American and European obsession with the myth of a beautiful city, and in doing so reveals much about the development of modern Western sensibility.
Author: John Pemble
Category: Venice (Italy)
What are the origins of the modern passion for Venice? During the two hundred years since its political extinction, the shabby relic of a despised tyranny has been transformed into a great modern cultural symbol celebrated by intellectual and literary figures such as Ruskin, Proust, Mann and Henry James. This engaging and novel interpretation explores the American and European obsession with the myth of a beautiful city, and in doing so reveals much about the development of modern Western sensibility. 'This book can be enjoyed whether or not you have been to Venice, or whether you never intend to go.' Daily Telegraph 'Full of fresh and little-known material; it is almost unfailingly interesting and invariably well written.' Tony Tanner, New York Review of Books 'An entirely fascinating history of the city as she has been seen, as image and icon ... convincingly argued and consistently entertaining.' Independent
It was significant of this trend that from 1833 to 1847 , except during 1838 – 39 ,
Turner exhibited Venetian subjects at the Royal Academy , starting off with The
Bridge of Sighs , Ducal Palace and Customhouse , Venice ; Canaletti Painting
( Vicenza , 1976–86 ) ; the new Storia di Venezia : Dalle origini alla caduta della
Serenissima , 12 vols . ... On the representation of Venice in early nineteenth -
century literature , see John Pemble , Venice Rediscovered ( Oxford , 1995 ) , 88-
Author: John Jeffries Martin
Publisher: JHU Press
Venice Reconsidered offers a dynamic portrait of Venice from the establishment of the Republic at the end of the thirteenth century to its fall to Napoleon in 1797. In contrast to earlier efforts to categorize Venice's politics as strictly republican and its society as rigidly tripartite and hierarchical, the scholars in this volume present a more fluid and complex interpretation of Venetian culture. Drawing on a variety of disciplines—history, art history, and musicology—these essays present innovative variants of the myth of Venice—that nearly inexhaustible repertoire of stories Venetians told about themselves.
For Venice in literature , see Tony Tanner ' s Venice Desired : Writing the City (
Cambridge , Massachusetts , 1992 ) , and for the development of the myth of
Venice in the nineteenth century , see John Pemble , Venice Rediscovered (
Author: Richard Ormond
Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
"From 1874 to 1882, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) produced more than 200 paintings and water-colours aside from portraiture that chart his development as an artist. The breadth of his achievement includes figures in landscape settings, architectural studies, seascapes, subject paintings, and studies after old masters. From his powerful studies of models in Paris in the mid-1870s to his compelling paintings set in Venice in the early 1880s, the works published in this volume of the catalogue raisonne show the variety of his aesthetic responses." "Working in the studio and en plein air, Sargent travelled widely during the eight years covered in this volume, painting in Paris, Brittany, Capri, Spain, North Africa and Venice." "This is the first time that Sargent's early work has been mapped so comprehensively. With very few exceptions, this book illustrates all the pictures under discussion in colour. Each painting, including several which have never been published before, is documented in depth with full provenance, exhibition history and bibliography. Original research of primary documents and on-site investigations uncovered much new information, presented in critical discussions of subject matter, dating, style, and significance in the artist's career. The volume reproduces a wealth of Sargent's preliminary and related drawings and of comparative works by other artists." --Book Jacket.
50 J. Halsby , op.cit . pp.40-59 ; Venice Rediscovered , Wildenstein , London
1972 , pp.9-10 and 12-13 , and J. Clegg , Ruskin and Venice , London 1981 . SI J
. Ruskin , The Stones of Venice , 4th ed . , Orpington 1886 , vol . 3 , The Fall ...
In 1881 , the Venetian author and publisher Ferdinando Ongania found an interN
. Kelvin , ed . , The Collected Letters of William Morris ( Princeton , 1984 ) , 1 : 528
-47 ; Plant , Venice , 186–7 ; Pemble , Venice Rediscovered , 149-52 ; M. Dalla ...
Author: Henry Maguire
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Henry Maguire, emeritus professor of art history at Johns Hopkins University, works on Byzantine and related cultures. He has written extensively on Venetian art and the church of San Marco.
Pemble, John, Venice Rediscovered (Oxford University Press, 1996). Pertot,
Gianfranco, Venice: Extraordinary Maintenance (London: Paul Halberton, 2004).
Petri, Rolf, La zona industriale di Marghera, 1919–1939: un'analisi quantitativa
Author: R. J. B. Bosworth
Publisher: Yale University Press
In this elegant book Richard Bosworth explores Venice—not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. Bosworth looks at the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the dark underbelly of modernization, the two world wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the fascist regime, through to the “Disneylandification” of Venice and the tourist boom, the worldwide attention of the biennale and film festival, and current threats of subsidence and flooding posed by global warming. He draws out major themes—the increasingly anachronistic but deeply embedded Catholic Church, the two faces of modernization, consumerism versus culture. Bosworth interrogates not just Venice’s history but its meanings, and how the city’s past has been co-opted to suit present and sometimes ulterior aims. Venice, he shows, is a city where its histories as well as its waters ripple on the surface.
Author: Michelin Travel Publications (Firm)Publish On: 2000
... ( Penguin Books 1965 ) A History of Venice - John Julius Norwich ( Penguin
Books 1983 ) The Venetian Empire - Jan Morris ( Penguin Books 1990 ) Venice Rediscovered – John Pemble ( Oxford University Press 1996 ) LITERATURE
Author: Michelin Travel Publications (Firm)
Publisher: Michelin Italiana
An ideal travel companion offering up-to-date information and suggestions on what to see and what to do in Venice. It also contains information on the history and the cultural heritage of the country.
67 Colour was too easily associated with luxuriance and with effeminacy , and
the volumes of The Stones of Venice are punctuated with Ruskin ' s attempts to
dissociate the vestal , female Byzantine Venice and her coloured architectural ...
Author: J. B. Bullen
Publisher: Phaidon Incorporated Limited
Although the Byzantine style was never widely popular, it was nevertheless important and influential. The legacy of Byzantium was interpreted in many different ways and used to promote different aims. Professor Bullen's original and pioneering interdisciplinary study presents the first coherent account of the varied manifestations of Byzantinism in Germany, Austria, France, Britain and America. The book is richly illustrated not only with original Byzantine models and the works they inspired, but also with reproductions from the finely illustrated publications that played an important role in their own right in promoting Byzantium as an ideal. Covering politics, religion and literature as well as the arts, this is an exemplary study in cultural history, providing real insight into the interplay of ideas and forms.
A History of Venice – John Julius Norwich ( Penguin Books 1983 ) The Venetian
Empire - Jan Morris ( Penguin Books 1990 ) Venice Rediscovered - John Pemble
( Oxford University Press 1996 ) LITERATURE Death in Venice and Other ...
Venice Observed by Contemporary British Artists , 1976 Modern guide books
HIBBERT , C . , Venice : the Biography of a ... 1875 Exhibition catalogues Parkin
Gallery , The English in Venice , 1976 WILDENSTEIN & Co . , Venice Rediscovered ...
Author: Julian Halsby
Publisher: Unicorn PressLtd
Venice is most frequently associated with such artists as Canaletto and Guardi, but it is also a recurrent theme in a substantial body of British and American work from the beginning of the nineteenth century onwards. This comprehensively illustrated book presents the first full account of those who represented the Anglo-American experience of Venice: the author examines the lives of Whistler, Sickert, and Ruskin, among others, and shows the comradeship, and eccentric behaviour, of artists in Venice that would not have been tolerated in their native countries. A particularly important feature is a reference guide to over 350 artists, from 1819 to the present day, and there is a full and useful bibliography.
C . Wilmer , 1993 Venice Rediscovered , J . Pemble , Oxford 1995 Palazzo
Ducale : Guida al Museo dell ' Opera , A . Manno , Venice 1996 Venice : The City
and its Architecture , R . Goy , 1997 Venice through Canaletto ' s Eyes , D .
Author: Sarah Quill
Publisher: Lund Humphries Pub Limited
By linking Ruskin's descriptions of individual Venetian buildings with a contemporary photographic record of Venice's architecture and sculpture, this book highlights the extent to which the city's architecture has survived, or changed, since publication of The Stones of Venice over 150 years ago.
but it is only in watercolors painted from the Sargent loved the stones of Venice
and he Giudecca that we are given a ... and for the development of the myth of
Venice in the nineteenth century , see John Pemble , Venice Rediscovered (
Author: Alan Chong
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Pub
This volume starts its chronological exploration with Canaletto and Guardi, the last two great Venetian veduta painters of the eighteenth century, whose gay and festive paintings had a lasting effect on the perception of Venice among European visitors from the north. Turner introduced a new view of Venice: his paintings are Romantic meditations on beauty and decline, on power and transience. In the late nineteenth century, the Impressionists and their followers were impressed by the light and architecture. They painted views of the Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, San Giorgio Maggiore, and the lagoon, which are among the most precious images of Venice. This splendid volume, filled with large-format color illustrations, is the first to provide a comprehensive examination of Venice's image in European and American painting of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries - a feast for anyone who loves the Serenissima.
VENICE REDISCOVERED By John Pemble . Illustrated . 220 pp . New York :
Oxford University Press . $ 25 . W started Chapter 4 of “ The Great Gatsby " with a
list of some 70 names , simply adding , “ All these people came to Gatsby's house