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 vice preparing for a first Venetian experience. -Society of Architectural Historians A hugely rewarding and accessible book. -Richard Cork, Modern Painters
Deborah Howard is professor of architectural history at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge.