Venice Rediscovered

Venice Rediscovered

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What are the origins of the modern passion for Venice? In the two centuries since its political extinction, the city has been transformed into a great modern cultural symbol by the work of prominent intellectual and literary figures such as Ruskin, Proust, Mann, and Henry James. This work seeks to show how American and European outsiders developed an obsession with the idea of a dying city which must be preserved at all costs, and to reveal aspects of the development of modern Western sensibility.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 231 pages
  • 129.54 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16 pp plates
  • 0192853287
  • 9780192853288

About John Pemble

About the Author John Pemble is a Reader in History at the University of Bristol. Educated at Cambridge, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Paris, he has travelled extensively. Pemble's last book, The Mediterranean Passion, won the Wolfson Literary Award for History.
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"Full of fresh and little-known material; it is almost unfailingly interesting and invariably well written."--The New York Times Book Review"Pemble skillfully describes the ways in which successive generations of historians reinterpreted Venice based on their own contemporary agendas."--The Washington Post Book World"Accessible and exciting, with rich rewards for sophisticated readers."--Publishers Weekly "Full of fresh and little-known material; it is almost unfailingly interesting and invariably well written."--The New York Times Book Review "Pemble skillfully describes the ways in which successive generations of historians reinterpreted Venice based on their own contemporary agendas."--The Washington Post Book World "Accessible and exciting, with rich rewards for sophisticated readers."--Publishers Weekly "Full of fresh and little-known material; it is almost unfailingly interesting and invariably well written."--The New York Times Book Review "Pemble skillfully describes the ways in which successive generations of historians reinterpreted Venice based on their own contemporary agendas."--The Washington Post Book World "Accessible and exciting, with rich rewards for sophisticated readers."--Publishers Weekly "Full of fresh and little-known material; it is almost unfailingly interesting and invariably well written."--The New York Times Book Review"Pemble skillfully describes the ways in which successive generations of historians reinterpreted Venice based on their own contemporary agendas."--The Washington Post Book World"Accessible and exciting, with rich rewards for sophisticated readers."--Publishers Weekly
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