Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited by Sarah Quill
John Ruskin's three-volume "The Stones of Venice" (1851-3) remains massively influential in art and architecture. To mark the centenary of Ruskin's death, this illustrated guide links Ruskin's descriptions of individual buildings with a photograph of the architecture and sculpture as it is today. Much of Ruskin's prose is reproduced, together with many of his drawings and watercolours and a number of 19th-century engravings. Sarah Quill's photographs identify the details described by Ruskin and show the extent to which the city's architecture has survived, or changed, since first publication of "The Stones of Venice". The opening chapter provides an introduction to Ruskin's involvment with Venice and to the periods and styles of Venetian architecture.