In this comprehensive volume, the entire span of Venetian art - in architecture, sculpture, and painting - from the thirteenth through the eighteenth centuries is systematically explained by renowned art historians. If you approach Venice by way of the lagoon, the city appears to be as homogenous as a single building. But as soon as you step into its shadowy alleys, you will be captivated by the architectural finesse of the palazzi, churches, and private residential palaces where the eye is drawn to the dazzling stylistic variety of Moorish window arches adjacent to balconies in Venetian Gothic and severe Renaissance facades. This classic volume offers detailed insight into the broad spectrum of architecture, sculpture, and painting of the city on the lagoon. The authors chronologically progress through the stages of Venetian art history from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries. More than 1,000 colour photographs document the eventful artistic development of this exceptional city, whose monuments have been largely preserved until today.