|Publisher:||Antique Collectors Club Ltd|
|Publish Date:||May 2008|
|Number of Pages:||160|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.0|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.4 x 0.6 x 8.0|
Venice Botteghe is dedicated to those who already know the Venice of museums and carnivals, but who wish to deepen their knowledge through the products of those who continue today, skillfully and competently, to paint, assemble, hone, fuse, sew, knead, cook, engrave, or perhaps just sell, in Venice. Readers will find shops and workshops that have survived as if by magic, one or two ever-popular classics and lots of exciting new ventures.
The 160 pages contain 600 illustrations and 300 addresses where shoppers can browse and purchase everything from pearls to lamps and gondolas, as well as cakes, cloaks, soft-she'll crabs and door knockers. It is a tour of sounds, fragrances and everything else the city has to offer. Each entry is accompanied by a commentary and illustrations. There are also twelve pages of detailed maps to guide the self-assured shopper around the city's most labyrinthine corners.