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Riassunto: It is the meeting of stone and water that creates much of the magic of Venice, the solidity and permanence of the former and the evanescent fragility of the latter. Had Venice been built of wood, the incursions of sea water and the rugged climate would have destroyed the city centuries ago. What these elements have done, however, is to wear away exterior surfaces, making the simplest brick wall an object of contemplation, and giving a special patina to the expensive marbles used for anything from a staircase to a masterpiece of sculpture. The Venetians were great craftsmen and artists, and their use of stone is unparalleled in any other city. Following the Byzantine tradition, multi-coloured pieces of marble and semi-precious stone covered the floors of a religious building in a magic mosaic, while later on chips of marble of all possible hues were tossed into cement to carpet the floors of great palaces. During the middle ages and the Renaissance, multi-coloured marble tombs climbed up the walls of the city's churches and great artists such as Andrea Verrochio, Alessandro Vittoria or Tiziano Aspetti made magnificent stones statues in all sizes for church and state as well as for the great patrician families who competed to outdo each other in the magnificence of their palaces. This beautiful, specially photographed book is a thesis on the texture, colour, shape and endless uses of stone in the hands of sensitive artists. It will be a revelation even to those who think they know Venice well, and a source of inspiration for designers and craftsmen in all areas.
About the Author: Lionello Puppi is a professor of art history at the University of Venice. He has written many essays and books on the history and theory of the plastic arts from the 13th through the 20th centuries in Europe, but particularly Venice. Mark E. Smith is an American photographer living in Venice whose books include Grand Canal and Palaces of Venice.
Titolo: The Stones of Venice
Casa editrice: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: very good. 1438 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00500341893-V
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Hardcover, in jacket. Clean, unmarked, tightly bound. Light shelf wear. Different photo on dust jacket than pictured on Amazon. Photos available. (Heavy books and sets may require additional shipping charges, particularly if international). Codice libro della libreria AY1032
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR003777708
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fair. Large Hardback in dust jacket. Hardback with minor wear to boards, clean internally. Jacket has minor wear. "Colour illustrated book on the texture, colour, shape and endless use of stone in the hands of sensitive artists". Codice libro della libreria mon0000041146
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First Edition. Fine/Nr Fine 1st edition very large, heavy 2002 Thames and Hudson hardback, unclipped DJ with superb colour photos throughout. Minor spine end shelf-rubbing only, else near fine and bright throughout. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; ISBN/EAN: 9780500341896. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 040406. Codice libro della libreria 040406
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. History and Social Science>Europe>Italy>Picture Books. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978050034189600. Codice libro della libreria 17978050034189600
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0500341893 Thames & Hudson hardcover with dust jacket, 2002, 1st U.S. edition, clean/tight, No marks/tears or defects, Fine/Fine (like New); New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a BOX with free delivery confirmation.Please email us if you require International shipping or gift-wrapping. Codice libro della libreria 55181OV
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, UK, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. NO FINER COPY EXISTS. // NEW BOOK and DJ, both in GIFT-quality MINT condition, and with new Mylar protection. // Hardcover edition, 175 pages, elaborately illustrated in color. // Surely, you want this book. Codice libro della libreria 003671
Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0500341893