Venice

Venice A Sketchbook Guide

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Publisher's Synopsis

A guide to the wonders of Venice, conveyed by means of an artist's sketchbook

Matthew Rice is a long-time observer and illustrator of cities, buildings and all those who inhabit them, with an uncanny ability to express the energy of a place through a few lines of ink and splashes of paint. For years, Venice has been a source of deep creative inspiration for him; and now, in Venice: A Sketchbook Guide, he captures the highlights of this most beguiling of Italian cities.

Unsurprisingly, given his abiding passion for architecture, Matthew provides a wealth of information about the 'stones' of Venice, including an illustrated guide to the main building styles of the city - Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern - and exemplars of its balconies, bridges and campaniles. Further sections explore the city's sestieri - its six residential quarters - as well as its history, paintings, festivals, wildlife and, not least, its cicchetti and aperitivi.

Following the same landscape format as Matthew's real-life sketchbooks, Venice: A Sketchbook Guide will combine enchanting watercolour illustrations with an informed, personal and witty text, and promises to delight all visitors to Venice, armchair or actual.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241464830
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Particular Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 720.945311
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 950
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 408g
Height: 136mm
Width: 209mm
Spine width: 21mm