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Venetian style

By gss  
Here another 1965 slide, showing the Doge's Palace in Venice (in the foreground, with a specific hat, a gondolier)

But today will not "speak" about this famous palace [if interested, could go to Wikipedia page]
Instead, some few words about the Venetian architectural style [or better: manner].
Venice, due its special position, history and influences (a bridge or balance between East and West), has developed a very particular civilization and culture, well defined, unmistakable. Venice is completely apart from Italy, in all: music (especially Baroque), paintings, architecture, but also in traditions, food, clothing, etc
Venetian architecture maintained some features apart.
Generally, Venice has conceive some very flat facades, with very rare and few balconies but with large and beautiful decorated loggias or covered galleries. Loggia seems a national specificity in Venice, Padua and Vicenza region. Loggias and galleries are a kind of transition between closed interior spaces and exterior open fields. Porches along the whole facades are included in this category of architecture vocabulary.
Then, Venetian architecture use always a very narrow span (in facades or walls): narrow and many windoes or arches or span galleries. Facades are more windowed than having filled massif areas [walls]. Decorations are not extremely abundant, but very delicate and refined. Buildings are very colorful, it is cultivated intensely chromatic contrasts. And finally, an almost totally absence of cornices [or very narrow ones] with a flat roof covered with special shingles. This kind of features can be followed on all styles Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classicism, etc
You can follow all that in the Venetian Gothic [as shown, with abundant examples in the Wikipedia dedicated page]

Tags: Style Architecture Venezia 1965

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nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
16 Jan 2016 6:09PM
"Those were the days, my friend..." Quite nostalgic.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2016 6:19PM
grand architecture
loved it every time I have visited...last time in the early 80's
16 Jan 2016 6:31PM
Beautiful architecture wonderful old image..Lin
CarolG 15 199 20 Greece
16 Jan 2016 6:53PM
A fine shot of part of the Doge's Palace, perfectly presented.
Jukka Plus
10 1 Finland
16 Jan 2016 7:56PM

Quote:Grand architecture
loved it every time I have visited...last time in the early 80's

I agree with Barbs , visited only once though , a little before this image was taken ! SmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
ukgubbi 10 5 India
17 Jan 2016 3:13AM
I have seen this place.Majestic.
Bantu 8 7 1 India
17 Jan 2016 6:31AM
Yes,a great capture,very good details.

mistere Plus
8 10 4 England
17 Jan 2016 9:46AM
Loving this series Silviu, Makes me want to get on a plane and go there.
Another great architectural masterpiece and super info.

Joline Plus
15 38 59 United States
17 Jan 2016 12:17PM
You are so fortunate to have these historical images, and that you are able to share them with the world.
Thank you.
jocas 7 6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2016 2:05PM
I recognized this immediately, great mono Grin and lovely presentation.
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2016 4:15PM
Good arches and wall tiling! Another stunning building Silviu!
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
17 Jan 2016 8:34PM
very good

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