Venice and the Cultural Imagination: 'This Strange Dream upon the Water'
In the era of the Grand Tour, Venice was the cultural jewel in the crown of Europe and the epitome of decadence. Though visited by only the lucky few, its seductive charms were shared with those back home through the art and literature it inspired.
This edited collection draws on a range of disciplines and approaches to explore how Venice has been represented in Western culture since 1800. Essays from experts in their field consider the city’s depiction in poetry, fiction, art, music and film. Beyond simply affirming the allure of Venice, this book functions as a case study with broader implications for the understanding of artistic and cultural legacies, and the relationships between art and money, history and myth.
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- Michael O'Neill(Editor) Mark Sandy(Editor) Sarah Wootton(Editor)
- Routledge; 1 edition (1 April 2012)
- Society, Politics & Philosophy
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