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IL GIOCO DELL'AMORE: LE CORTIGIANE DI VENEZIA DAL TRECENTO AL SETTECENTO (The Game of Love: The Courtesans of Venice from the Fourteenth to Eighteenth Century). Casino Municipale, Ca' Vendramin Calergi, Venice, 1990. Organized by Comune di Venezia et al. Published by Berenice Art Books, Milan. 216 pp. with 184 ills. (30 col.). 28 x 25 cm. ISBN 8885215009 In Italian.
Ten essays examine the history of prostitution in Venice over a 500-year period and the multifaceted role of the courtesan in the city's cultural life as reflected in its literature, visual arts, music and fashions. Numerous prints, documentary materials and costume accessories are illustrated along with 32 paintings by Pietro Longhi, Francesco Pittoni, Tintoretto, Paris Bordon and other artists.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1400-1600, 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053688
Paperbound $75.00    

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