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The Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana (right), or National Library of St Mark's, built in Renaissance style in 1537-53 by Jacopo Sansovino, then extended by Vincenzo Scamozzi in 1588, on the Piazzetta San Marco, between the Piazza San Marco and the Venetian lagoon, Venice, Italy. The 2-storey building is lined with a Doric arcade on the ground floor and Ionic arcade on the first floor, with sculptural decoration and a line of rooftop statues. The library houses an important collection of...
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