Makers of Venice: Illustrated Enlarged Special Edition

Release Date: July 30, 2021
Author: Margaret Oliphant
Length: 452
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
Softcover ISBN: 978-1592182244 MSRP: $24.95
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1592182251 MSRP: $34.95
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Mrs. Oliphant’s classic illustrated story of Venice is restored and enlarged for a new generation of readers looking to dive into the history and art of Italy’s famed “Floating City.”

Originally published in 1890, Margaret Oliphant’s contemporary, respected and well-illustrated book about the history of Venice, Italy, is a thrill for readers of all ages who want to learn the fascinating stories behind one of the world’s most iconic locations. This Special Edition restored version features:

  • Enlarged 7″ x 10″ pages
  • Softcover and hardcover options
  • Restored page layouts
  • Old-time tinted paper
  • Classic weathered type font
  • Digitally restored illustrations
  • Author’s introduction
  • Bold retro-styled cover design

This fun, easy-reading historical adventure through Venice is ideal for those looking to learn about the art, architecture, drama, and history of the iconic “City of Bridges.” Makers of Venice makes the perfect afternoon read for inquisitive historians and serves as a delightful pre-vacation guidebook for those on their way to vacation in Venice.

“Venice has long borne in the imagination of the world a distinctive position, something of the character of a great enchantress, a magician of the seas. Her growth between the water and the sky; her great palaces, solid and splendid, built, so to speak, on nothing; the wonderful glory of light and reflection about her; the glimmer of incessant brightness and movement; the absence of all those harsh, artificial sounds which vex the air in other towns, but which in her are replaced by harmonies of human voices, and by the liquid tinkle of the waves –“

“While there are scarcely any who are unmoved by her special charm, there are some who are entirely subdued by it, to who the sight of her is a continual enchantment.”

Table of Contents:
PART I – The Doges
Chapter 1 – The Orseoli
Chapter 2 – The Michieli
Chapter 3 – Enrico Dandolo
Chapter 4 – Pietro Gradenigo – Change of the Constitution
Chapter 5 – The Doges Disgraced

PART II – By Sea and By Land
Chapter 1 – The Travelers: Niccolo, Matteo, and Marco Polo
Chapter 2 – A Popular Hero
Chapter 3 – Soldiers of Fortune – Carmagnola
Chapter 4 – Bartolommeo Colleoni

PART III – The Painters
Chapter 1 – The Three Early Masters
Chapter 2 – The Second Generation
Chapter 3 – Tintoretto

PART IV – Men of Letters
Chapter 1 – The Guest of Venice
Chapter 2 – The Historians
Chapter 3 – Aldus and Aldines

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.