This is VeniceHardback
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- Publisher: UNIVERSE PUBLISHING
- Format: Hardback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 315mm x 361mm x 23mm | 703g
- Publication date: 1 June 2008
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0789312239
- ISBN 13: 9780789312235
- Illustrations note: 60 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 17,483
'This Is Venice' was one of Miroslav Sasek's own favourites, along with 'This Is Edinburgh' and 'This Is Hong Kong'. It is a particularly lovely book and was one of the four titles in the series which was made into a film.
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M. Sasek was born in 1916 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. An author and illustrator, he is best remembered for his classic stories on the great cities of the world. He died in 1980.
On the heels of the runaway bestsellers This is New York and This is Paris, Universe is pleased to reissue another title from M. Sasek's beloved and nostalgic children's travel series. Like the other Sasek classics, This is Venice is a facsimile edition of his original book from the 1960s and is still timely and current in every way. The brilliant, vibrant illustrations have been meticulously preserved, remaining true to his vision more than 40 years later and, where applicable, facts have been updated for the twenty-first century, appearing on a "This is...Today" page at the back of the book. The stylish, charming illustrations, coupled with Sasek's witty, playful narrative, makes for a perfect souvenir that will delight both children and their parents, many of whom will remember this book from their childhood. This is Venice, first published in 1961, presents indelible impressions of romantic, watery Venice, where under a brilliant blue sky Sasek the gondolier navigates the winding canals to visit such famous and glorious landmarks as the Palazzo Grassi, Piazza San Marco, Doges Palace, and the Accademia di Belle Arti.