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Ruskin's Venice By Sarah Quill

Ruskin's Venice by Sarah Quill

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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.

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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.

Table of Contents

Before "The Stones" - Ruskin's early impressions of Venice, documented in letters and reminiscences. The stones of Venice - Byzantine: Torcell; Murano; St Mark's; Byzantine palaces. The stones of Venice - Gothic: Gothic palaces and churches. The stones of Venice - Renaissance: early, central and "grotesque" Renaissance architecture. After "The Stones": Ruskin's engagement with Venice and his views on the restoration issues.

Additional information

GOR002493457
9781840146974
1840146974
Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited by Sarah Quill
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2000-02-08
208
N/A
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