|aThe soul of Venice|h[videorecording] /|cuna produzione di Oculus Film in collaborazione con la Procuratoria di San Marco ; produced by Hubert Schäfer ; directed by & Hubert Schäfer, Christoph M. Grosser ; written by Christoph M. Grosser, Elisa Rosi.
|aFalls Church, VA :|bLandmark Media ;|aTainan, Taipei :|bChimei,|c.
|a1 videodisc (52 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aVenice and the fall of the Roman Empire -- Relics of St. Mark -- Construction of the Basilica -- The most Serene Republic -- Looted treasures of the interior and façade -- The horses of St. Mark -- Gothic additions -- Pala d'Oro -- Sculptures by Dalle Masegne Brothers & Jacopo -- Sansovino -- End of the Republic -- Restoration.
|aPhotographers, Clemens Böttcher, Hubert Schäfer ; music, Josef Tieks, Capella Musicale della Basilica di San Marco ; editors, Till Koistinen, Robert Qante, Thorsten Biernath.
|aNarrators, Gianluca Vallero ... [et al.].
|a"After the Fall of the Roman Empire, an Eastern Roman province of Venetia survived the conquest by the Franks. It gradually grew to become a crucial trade center between the Byzantine Empire and Europe. Saint Mark's Basilica was built in place of an older church and from the very start became a symbol of the economic and political power of Venice. The design, a mix of Eastern and Western basilica, its ornaments--an imposing display of Byzantine mosaics and altar pieces, Gothic sculptures and lavish treasures stripped off the buildings of the old empire. The famous bronze Horses taken from Constantinople's Hippodrome stood for centuries as symbols of Venice's unruly defiance, and a legend of empires falling whenever they were moved, grew around the monumental sculptures. The Most Serene Republic of Venice fell to Napoleon's conquest, and the Basilica has had to face the challenges of age, negligence and tourism."--Publisher website.
|aBasilica di San Marco (Venice, Italy)|xDesign and construction.
|aBasilicas|zItaly|zVenice|xDesign and construction.
|aCathedrals|zItaly|zVenice|xDesign and construction.