Venice Is A Fish A Cultural Guide

Autore: Tiziano Scarpa
Editore: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847651720
Grandezza: 45,83 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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Built on an inverted forest, paved with a tortoiseshell of boulders, Venice is a maze of tiny alleys, bridges and squares. Tiziano Scarpa wanders through the city, recounting the customs and secrets that only Venetians know. With everything from practical advice for aspiring Venetian lovers to hints at where to find the best bacaro, Scarpa waves the tourist in the right direction and, without naming a single restaurant, hotel or bar, relates the secret language needed to experience the real Venice. So ignore the street signs - why fight the labyrinth? Venice, the fish, is ready to swallow you whole.

Italian Venice

Autore: R. J. B. Bosworth
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300193874
Grandezza: 14,74 MB
Formato: PDF
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In this elegant book Richard Bosworth explores Venice—not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. Bosworth looks at the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the dark underbelly of modernization, the two world wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the fascist regime, through to the “Disneylandification” of Venice and the tourist boom, the worldwide attention of the biennale and film festival, and current threats of subsidence and flooding posed by global warming. He draws out major themes—the increasingly anachronistic but deeply embedded Catholic Church, the two faces of modernization, consumerism versus culture. Bosworth interrogates not just Venice’s history but its meanings, and how the city’s past has been co-opted to suit present and sometimes ulterior aims. Venice, he shows, is a city where its histories as well as its waters ripple on the surface.

The Oxford Companion To Fairy Tales

Autore: Jack Zipes
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191004162
Grandezza: 46,53 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.

Twentieth Century Italian Literature In English Translation

Autore: Robin Healey
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802008008
Grandezza: 67,62 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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This bibliography lists English-language translations of twentieth-century Italian literature published chiefly in book form between 1929 and 1997, encompassing fiction, poetry, plays, screenplays, librettos, journals and diaries, and correspondence.

Venice The Veneto Con Pianta

Autore: Damien Simonis
Editore: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1741046572
Grandezza: 10,72 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9851
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Complemented by easy-to use, reliable maps, helpful recommendations, authoritative background information, and up-to-date coverage of things to see and do, these helpful travel guides, written by local experts on each city, offer detailed coverage of cities around the world for travelers of every budget, along with extensive itineraries, neighborhood descriptions, insider advice, street maps, entertainment and shopping recommendations, "green" travel tips, and many other features.


Autore: Damien Simonis
Editore: EDT srl
ISBN: 8860402735
Grandezza: 72,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 9123
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Gothic Architecture In Venice

Autore: Edoardo Arslan
Editore: Phaidon Press
Grandezza: 24,88 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4046
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