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23 August 2007

The Likeness of Venice: A life of Doge Francesco Foscari 1373-1457
Dennis Romano

Yale University Press, £25  (978-0-300-11202-3)
Church times Bookshop £22.50

The Porta della Carta, the entry into the Ducal Palace in Venice created in the 1430s by Giovanni and Bartolomeo Bon, glorifies Doge Francesco Foscari, whose turbulent life was the stuff of legend.

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