Sansovino's Venice : a translation of Francesco Tatti da Sansovino's guidebook to Venice of 1561 / by Vaughan Hart and Peter Hicks.

Author
Sansovino, Francesco, 1521-1586 [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2017]
Description
xxiii, 366 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Translator
Form/​Genre
  • Biography
  • Early works
Summary note
"This is the first English translation of Francesco Sansovino's (1521-1586) celebrated guide to Venice, which was first published in 1561. One of the earliest books to describe the monuments of Venice for inquisitive travelers, Sansovino's guide was written at a time when St. Mark's Piazza was in the process of taking the form we see today. With in-depth descriptions of the buildings created by the author's father, noted sculptor and architect Jacopo Sansovino (1486-1570), including the Mint, Library, and Loggetta, the volume presents a vivid portrait of Venice during a particularly rich moment in the city's history. An engaging introduction and scholarly annotations to the original text provide the modern reader with an appreciation of the history of this great city as well as a practical guide for seeking out and enjoying its Renaissance treasures"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes
Translated from the Italian.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-352) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780300175066 ((hardback))
  • 030017506X ((hardback))
LCCN
2016038495
OCLC
954427054
Other standard number
  • 99974157213
RCP
C - S