Piazza San Marco

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Harvard University Press, 2009 - Architecture - 233 pages
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The Piazza San Marco, one of the most famous and instantly recognizable townscapes in the West, if not the world, has been described as a stage set, as Europe's drawing room, as a painter's canvas. This book traces the changing shape and function of the piazza, from its beginnings in the ninth century to its present day ubiquity in the Venetian, European, as well as global imagination.
  

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User Review  - pranogajec - LibraryThing

This is a wonderful narrative of the life and structure of the Piazza itself, the adjoining Piazzetta, and the buildings surrounding them both. Weaving together historical anecdotes, aspects of the ... Read full review

Contents

Myths and Origins i
20
The New Rome
50
Ritual Forms
87
CHAPTER5 Urban Noise
108
Decadence and Decline
127
From Spritz to Pink Floyd
149
Doges of Venice
178
Suggestions for Further Reading
191
Acknowledgements
207
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Iain Fenlon is Professor of Historical Musicology at Cambridge University.

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