Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited
Ashgate, Jan 1, 2000 - Art - 206 pages
Of the many foreign travellers who have written about Venice there is none to surpass John Ruskin, the great nineteenth-century writer, artist and critic, whose massive three-volume work The Stones of Venice (1851-53) remains one of the most influential books on art and architecture ever written.
To mark the centenary of Ruskin's death, Sarah Quill has compiled an illustrated guide to The Stones of Venice, linking Ruskin's descriptions of individual buildings with a contemporary photographic record of the city. Concentrating on the exterior architecture and sculpture of Venice, this abridgement reproduces much of Ruskin's original prose, together with many of his drawings and watercolours and a number of engravings from the period.
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Preface and acknowledgements
Ruskin and the Byzantine style of architecture in Venice
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