Venice: A Sketchbook Guide
Matthew Rice is a long-time observer and illustrator of cities, buildings and all those who inhabit them, with an uncanny ability to express the energy of a place through a few lines of ink and splashes of paint. For years, Venice has been a source of deep creative inspiration for him; and now he's captured the highlights of this most beguiling of Italian cities.
Unsurprisingly, given his abiding passion for architecture, Matthew provides a wealth of information about the 'stones' of Venice, including an illustrated guide to the main building styles of the city - Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern - and exemplars of its balconies, bridges and campaniles.
Further sections explore the city's six residential quarters - as well as its history, paintings, festivals, wildlife and, not least, its cicchetti and aperitivi.
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