An Venice: A City, a Republic, an Empire

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Alvise Zorzi reveals the growth of Venice from a small fishing village to a bustling metropolis whose cultural, political, and economic dominance extended over the entire Mediterranean world In selecting the more than 340 full-color illustrations, Zorzi has brought together a sumptuous collection of paintings and drawings, photographs and engravings. In addition, specially created diagrams explain the distinctive techniques and styles of Venetian architecture, shipbuilding, and glass-blowing. A series of maps show the expansion of the city and its empire over the course of a thousand years, while charts describe the growth of Venetian commerce and manufacturing. These meticulous reproductions of the city1s art bear witness to its cultural greatness.

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Alvise Zorzi tells the story of the Queen of the Adriatic through its art

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Alvise Zorzi was born in Venice of an old noble family. He is the chairman of the Committee for the Publication of Source Material on the History of Venice. A well-known author, journalist and television personality, he divides his time between Venice and Rome. He has published many books on his native city, on subjects ranging from Marco Polo to San Marco to the Grand Canal.

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