Visions of Venice
Author: Filippo Pedrocco
"Venice in the 18th century (the era of the 'Grand Tour') was an extraordinarily rich centre of artistic creativity. To satisfy the whims of the educated and wealthy European visitors (for whom Venice was an essential destination) Venetian artists developed a genre of Vedute ('view paintings'). These paintings, more populist in approach than the historical paintings of earlier centuries, were highly prized by the sophisticated tourists, who would acquire them as a memento of their journey. The Vedute captured the beauty of the city and evoked the events engaged in during their stay." "Visions of Venice is the first comprehensive consideration of this important 18th century genre of view painting. This illustrated volume considers all of the major figures who defined this vibrant period in Venetian art. The greatest of these figures is without doubt Canaletto, and his story is played out here in full - from his origins as a set designer and theatre painter to his pre-eminence as the most successful artist of his generation." "Many significant view painters began to emulate the work of Canaletto but went on to recognition in their own right. Visions of Venice examines in detail the work of such artists as Luca Carlevaris, Francesco Guardi, Michele Marieschi, Bernardo Bellotto, and Antonio Visentini." "The result is the first complete history of the movement but is also a breathtakingly radiant vision of Venice at her height."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Author: Irad Malkin, Robert L. Hohlfelder
Publisher: Psychology Press
First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Michelin Travel Publications (Firm)
Publisher: Michelin Editions des Voyages
In these pages, we invite you to your next destination the famous "boot of Italy", in its very shape is an inspiration to wander. Discover masterpieces of art and magnificent natural landscapes, from the highest mountain-top in Europe to the shores of a sea so blue it kept Ulysses travelling far from home for twenty years. " THE GREEN GUIDE ", the perfect travel companion : a discerning and up-to-date source of information. Practical and comprehensive, it offers suggestions on what to see and what to do, background on history and cultural heritage. Ideal guides for the independent tourist " THE GREEN GUIDE " explores destinations bath near and fur. Sights are rated - *** " worth a journey" - ** " worth a detour " and "interesting". Maps and itineraries make planning easy, whether visiting the highlights or venturing off the beaten track. Travel with " THE GREEN GUIDE " for an exciting, and memorable experience.
Coast to coast
Author: Maria Carla Furlan
I have written this book because there is, as in almost all supraspecific ciliate taxa, an ur gent need for an up-to-date revision of the oxytrichids, which are common in terrestrial, limnetic, and marine biotopes. The last comprehensive, illustrated guides to this group of hypotrichs were provided by KAHL (1932) and SmLER (1974b); however, as regards syn onymy and faunistics, these works are outdated and not as detailed as EHRENBERG'S out standing book from 1838. In KAHL's revision, the oxytrichids sensu stricto are described on about 30 pages, whereas in the present book the systematic section comprises about 830 pages. This extraordinary increase in page number is mainly due to the following points: (i) Species number increased from about SO in KAHL to about 170 in the present book. (ii) KAHL usually provided only a single illustration of each species, whereas almost all published illustrations on oxytrichid ciliates are included in my book. (iii) Modern, phylogenetic systematics of oxytrichids without morphogenetic data is impossible; conse quentlY,·almost all detailed descriptions, usually dealing with the type species, have been included. (iv) Synonymy is discussed, and not only mentioned, as is unfortunately usual.
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice and the Veneto takes you by the hand, leading you straight to the best attractions the region has to offer. DK's insider travel tips and essential local information will help you discover the best of Venice and the Veneto, whether you want to take in the dramatic architecture of the Basilica di San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale, see the artistic masterpieces of Giotto, Donatello and Mantegna, or explore the beautiful countryside. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice and the Veneto. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights and restaurants. + Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Venice and the Veneto truly shows you this city as no one else can.
Partendo dall'analisi delle problematiche delle reti composte dalle infrastrutture stradali e ferroviarie che formano il tratto padano del Corridoio pan-europeo n. V, disteso tra Torino e Trieste, il libro indaga alcune peculiarità ambientali e territoriali del Nord Est italiano. In particolare esso riporta gli atti di un Convegno di approfondimento sul tema del sistema metropolitano lineare padano veneto, già delineato nella ricerca di preminente interesse nazionale intitolata Dalla città metropolitana al corridoio metropolitano: il caso del corridoio padano, con Coordinatore nazionale il prof. Roberto Busi, dell'Università degli studi di Brescia, i cui esiti sono riportati nel libro Una città di 500 Km. Letture del corridoio padano, edito da Gangemi nel 2011. I contributi del presente volume rappresentano pertanto un momento di riflessione interdisciplinare su alcune tra le principali problematiche sottese dal sistema degli insediamenti che si snodano, in una consequenzialità talvolta lineare, talaltra nodale, tra le Alpi e l'Adriatico. In particolare si è dato dapprima spazio alle considerazioni inerenti la fenomenologia sistemica del Li.Me.S (Linear metropolitan system), più prossime alle tematiche sottese alla ricerca PRIN citata, per creare un sostrato su cui innestare, poi, le riflessioni di studiosi di diverse discipline, onde favorire una lettura della stessa problematica metropolitana da più punti di vista. Nei vari testi, seppur con differenti angolazioni, il connubio tra infrastrutture, architettura, ambiente, paesaggio ed economia consente una rilettura dei fenomeni di trasformazione del sistema degli insediamenti dell'area di studio, secondo visioni originali e non date, che se da un lato corona gli sforzi dell'unità locale di ricerca dell'Università degli studi di Udine, dall'altro alimenta nuove possibilità di ricerca interdisciplinare su un tema di per sé vastissimo e di grande attualità.