The Architectural History of Venice


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Deborah Howard; With new photographs by Sarah Quill and Deborah Howard

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This book is the indispensable guide to the history of architecture in Venice, encompassing the city’s fascinating variety of buildings from ancient times to the present day. Completely updated and filled with splendid new illustrations, this edition invites all visitors to Venice, armchair travelers, and students of Renaissance art and architecture to a fuller appreciation of the buildings of this uniquely beautiful city.
“The best concise introduction to Venetian architecture in English.”—Times Literary Supplement
“Compact and manageable . . . an excellent introduction to the novice preparing for a first Venetian experience.”—Society of Architectural Historians
“A hugely rewarding and accessible book.”—Richard Cork, Modern Painters

Published with the assistance of the Getty Grant Program

Deborah Howard is professor of architectural history at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge.

"When it comes to reading the excellent text and looking at the beautiful illustrations of The Architectural History of Venice .. . take your time. Make the pleasure last. Savor this new book. . . . Anyone can enjoy it whether as an armchair preparation for or a substitute for an actual visit or as a way to recall the pleasures of an actual visit."—Leonard R. N. Ashley, Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance

"An expanded and updated edition of [Howard’s] concise survey of Venetian architecture. . . . This new edition is most notable for its very fine selection of color photographs, a significant improvement over earlier versions. The clear prose and direct style, coupled with the author’s obvious familiarity with the trends in scholarship on Venetian architecture, make the book useful for anyone interested in the subject, from first-year undergraduates to faculty members and researchers."—Choice

"The Architectural History of Venice has now emerged in a wholly updated form, replenished with excellent new colour illustrations. It is the ideal companion for anyone seeking to evade the day-trippers and embark, with the help of Howard’s knowledge and insights, on an exploration of the city’s buildings. This is a hugely rewarding and accessible book."—Modern Painters

"Well documented and superbly illustrated. . . . This will surely remain the standard work on the subject, based on acquaintance with the architecture of western Asia as well as that of Venice about which she has written the best brief history."—Hugh Honour, New York Review of Books

"Howard has produced a thoughtful work, almost meditative at times, whose original and creative approach will leave readers wanting to visit both Venice and the realm further east from which it received so much."—John Renard, Religion and the Arts

“The best concise introduction to Venetian architecture in English.”—Times Literary Supplement
ISBN: 9780300090291
Publication Date: February 9, 2004
Publishing Partner: Published with the assistance of the Getty Grant Program
366 pages, 6.125 x 9.25
70 b/w + 100 color illus.
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