Die Reisen des Casanova

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Die Reisen des Casanova

Text(s) by Marco Carminati, Giacomo Casanova, contributions by Auguste Leroux

German, English

2014. 128 pp., 93 ills.

hardcover

33.70 x 48.70 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3857-6

A magnificent, large-format volume bound in the finest silk, recalling frivolity of the day

Europe on the tailcoats of Casanova: late Rococo meets early photography

Having lived in cities including Vienna, Paris, Rome, London, Berlin, St. Petersburg, and Madrid, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1796) could be described as the first cosmopolitan. On his tireless jaunts through eighteenth-century Europe, he not only encountered the beautiful and erotic but also powerful figures and artists of his time. Whether Voltaire, Benjamin Franklin, Frederick the Great, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, or probably even Mozart—Casanova knew them all.

The large-format illustrated volume follows in the footsteps of this well-known libertine and couples passages from his memoirs, remarkable in so many aspects, with magnificent early photographs and charming hand-colored book illustrations. Although it was not until nearly a century later that photography’s first pioneers roamed the alleys of Venice or attempted to capture the flair of Paris, these contemporary documents give an impression of the wonders that the great seducer encountered on his Grand Tour.

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