The Piazza San Marco, one of the most famous and instantly
recognizable townscapes in the West, if not the world, has been
described as a stage set, as Europe’s drawing room, as a
painter’s canvas. This book traces the changing shape and
function of the piazza, from its beginnings in the ninth century
to its present day ubiquity in the Venetian, European, as well as
Through its long history, the Piazza San... more...