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Venice revisited
Harris, Sandra, 1938-
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Publication Information:
London : Pavilion, [2003]

Physical Description:
288 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Produced in association with Orient Express Hotels.
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DG672 .H32 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This photographic guide offers a glimpse of the classic and contemporary delights of Venice. A narrative on the city offers local knowledge and quotes from artists and writers who are associated with the city. A useful directory of addresses is included.

Author Notes

Sandra Harris is a writer, broadcaster and author of note. She began her career in television, but a fascination with travel took her off on other adventures. Former editor of Business Life and The Concorde Briefing for British Airways, she won the British Tourist Authority England For Excellence Silver Award for travel writing in 1997 and the Channel Four Innovation Award for her 50 minute documentary on the Young Europe Africa Expedition in 1985, 'Into Africa'. She fell hopelessly in love with Venice on a first visit ten years ago and has remained faithful ever since, returning to the city at every possible opportunity. Luckily, she lives just an hour and a half away in London

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Harris shares a sumptuous vision of romantic Venice in this interweaving of descriptive text and lush images. While the text is enlightening, the book's photographs are even better. In one amusing two-page spread, a comic-looking snowman appears before the Piazza San Marco; opposite it, another photograph shows Woody Allen posing in the same place. Another pair of pages shows the detail on a Venetian gondola on one side, and an image of a similar Fortuny fabric design on the other. Quirky shots of Italians chatting away on mobile phones form a nice juxtaposition to shots of the city's historic architecture. The latest in the Orient Express Travel Series, this book also explores the art of making Venetian glass, the Carnevale, classic restaurants and famous landmarks. Although skimpy in terms of specific travel information, Harris's contribution presents a well-rounded portrait of an intriguing city. (Feb.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 14
Venice--La Serenissimap. 16
1 Architectural Treasuresp. 42
In Praise of God and Bautyp. 44
Behind the Facadesp. 46
Bridges to Sigh Overp. 50
Crumbling Magnificencep. 52
2 Cultural Delightsp. 86
Savouring the Superlativesp. 88
Living Artists, Living Artp. 90
The Performing Artsp. 92
Eastern Mystiquep. 96
3 Retail Indulgencep. 114
Famous Labelsp. 116
The Art of Venetian Glassp. 120
Silks, Satins, Buttons, Bowsp. 122
Discovering the Unusualp. 124
4 Gourmet pleasuresp. 146
Of Markets and Mannersp. 148
Classic Restaurantsp. 152
Off the Beaten Trackp. 153
On the Bacaro Trailp. 154
Sweet Temptationsp. 156
5 The High Lifep. 184
Masqueradep. 188
Festival Timep. 192
6 After Darkp. 216
The Intimacy of Silencep. 218
A Cocktail Legendp. 222
The Sound of Music--Classicalp. 224
The Sound of Music--Jazzp. 226
7 Coming Backp. 244
Courses in Venicep. 246
A Personal Masterpiecep. 250
The Lagoonp. 252
Directoryp. 266
Picture Captionsp. 280
Acknowledgementsp. 288