Venice's rich history is explored by a resident historian, and descendent from a patrician Venetian family in this beautifully illustrated study. Readers are guided from 5th-century Venice to present day, uncovering historical facts and legends and catching glimpses into the lives of its people, many of which are the author's own colorful ancestors.
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Francesco da Mosto's ancestry is inextricably entwined with that of Venice. Fiercely proud of the rich cultural and architectural heritage of his birthplace, he offers a unique look at the inner workings of this fabled city. Venice's history is a dramatic tale of warfare and conspiracies, of artistic excellence and ingenuity, of strength in the face of disaster, and the author brings to life the people, places, and events that shaped this ancient living theater. Illustrated with John Parker's glorious photographs of both the symbols of the city, including St. Mark's Basilica and the Doge's Palace, as well as its remote and mysterious corners, Francesco's Venice is a hymn to the city's mesmerizing and resilient beauty.About the Author:
Francesco da Mosto, the presenter of the BBC2 series that this book accompanies, is an architect, historian, film-maker and Venetian citizen. His busy studio in Venice has designed and supervised many restoration projects, as well as participating in local and international design competitions. Francesco has also worked extensively in cinema and television since 1984. Apart from short spells in Rome, Paris and sailing in the Mediterranean, he has lived in Venice all his life. In 2006 Francesco presented the hugely popular series Francesco's Italy, and wrote the accompanying bestselling book.
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Descrizione libro BBC Books, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110563493631
Descrizione libro BBC Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0563493631 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0300921
Descrizione libro BBC Books, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0563493631