"This beautiful book has served as the catalog of a survey exhibition held in London and Washington in 1994-95. The 16 authoritative essays by an international cast of museum and academic scholars highlight individual artists and general themes during the glorious artistic flowering that coincided with the decline and fall of the Venetian state. Although many major works could not be exhibited because of their size or architectural nature, the show and this resultant catalog are still wonderfully wide in reach, including paintings, pastels, drawings, illustrated books, and prints, as well as some furniture. A remarkably good survey of the period within the limits of a specific exhibition and the catalog format, the main essays succeed for the most part in reaching the educated general reader, while the apparatus is there for scholars. Not really groundbreaking, but excellent in what it does; highly recommended for both general and special collections".
Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib.