Venice for Pleasure

Venice for Pleasure

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This is the walking guide to Venice taking in the cultural highlights and illustrated with paintings, photographs and engravings to reveal how the city became how it is today. None of Venice's innumerable chroniclers have portrayed the Serenissima's character with quite such a combination of the scholarly, the informal and the intimate. Over the years thousands of readers, starting this book, have been relieved to encounter its famously undemanding approach to the city - 'Generally the first thing to do in Venice is to sit down and have a coffee': but by the time they get to the end of it, all the same, they will have learnt virtually everything that an educated stranger needs to know about the place, its art and history, besides being subtly entertained throughout. (from Jan Morris' introduction to this new 8th revised edition published on the occasion of the title's 40th Anniversary).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 126 x 186 x 22mm | 399.16g
  • Pallas Athene
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 64 colour, 55 b/w, 5 maps
  • 1873429967
  • 9781873429969
  • 226,811

About J. G. Links

J. G. Links (1904-1997) was an acclaimed author of travel and art books. His other works include The Book of Fur, Venice, and Views of Venice by Canaletto.show more

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Whether in prospect or in retrospect, or there in one's hands in the city itself, the most informative and engaging guide to the past and present of Venice. - Philip PullmanEssential on any Venetian outing - Sunday TelegraphVenice with Passion - The guardianThis magic book...not only the best guide-book to that city ever written, but the best guide-book to any city ever written - Bernard Levin in The TimesThe grand old man of Venice - Brian Sewell in the Evening Standardshow more

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