5 double-page pop outs.; Carousel book construction.; "For more than 1,000 years visitors have flocked to Venice or Venezia because it is unlike any other destination in the world. It is an archipelago of 118 islands that are connected by bridges. Each time one crosses a bridge, one steps from one island to another. Its roads are canals and everywhere one looks, there is the constant reminder that Venice is surrounded by water-a very aqua-blue water, Venice rises from the sea and if you look closely, one can view the grandeur of her earlier years when merchants from far and wide sailed to Venice to trade and unload their riches in her harbor. This artist's book is a selection of vintage views that show Venice then...but remain the same today"--P.  of cover.--P.  of cover. "Venice or Venezia is a city that arises from the mist. Like a mirage, early mornings shroud this beautiful city with an opalescent light that shimmers and dissipates. The canals and sea are an aqua-blue that reflect its classical and baroque architecture. An archipelago of 118 islands connected by bridges, this beautiful city remains unchanged. These vintage postcard images of early Venice are exactly the same vistas one views today. Gondolas still cross the canals and there are no autos. It is a city whose schedule and populace must abide by the tides as they flood and recede. Enjoy this carousel book as one would enjoy images before they departed on their Grand Tour"--Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers website.
Riker, Maryann J
Phillipsburg, New Jersey : JUSTARIP Press
Herron Library Fine Press and Book Arts Collection
carousel book construction
book board, book cloth, paper, plastic, metallic ribbon, paper title tipped on front board, ribbon closure
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