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For the 2001 Doctor Who audio story, see The Stones of Venice (audio drama). The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853.

For the 2001 Doctor Who audio story, see The Stones of Venice (audio drama). The Stones of Venice examines Venetian architecture in detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses architecture of Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods, and provides a general history of the city.

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). When Marcel Proust visited Venice, hand in book as his guide, he walked and saw through the eyes of Ruskin. You should too and your scope of art appreciation will expand towards new frontiers.

The stones of Venice. The stones of Venice. by. Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. Architecture - Italy.

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The Stones of Venice book. John Ruskin, Victorian England's greatest writer on art and literature, believed himself an adopted son of Venice, and his feelings for this city are exquisitely expressed in The Stones of Venice.

John Ruskin returns to Venice in a major exhibition which focuses on the artist and on his relationship with the lagoon .

John Ruskin returns to Venice in a major exhibition which focuses on the artist and on his relationship with the lagoon city. What would the myth of Venice be without John Ruskin, the bard of the city’s eternal beauty, which is all the more fascinating and evocative for its being recorded during its decline? A central figure in the nineteenth-century international art scene, a writer, painter and art critic, John Ruskin (1819-1900) had a very strong bond with Venice, to which he dedicated his most famous literary work, The stones of Venice : a study of Venice’s architecture, examined and described in the most minute detail, and a paean to the beauty, uniqueness but also.

The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. Intending to prove how the architecture in Venice exemplified the principles he discussed in his earlier work, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Ruskin examined the city in detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses architecture of Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods, and provides a general history of the city as well.

During the years 1849-52, Ruskin lived in Venice, where he pursued a course of architectural studies, publishing The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849) and where he began The Stones of Venice (1851-53). It was also during this period that Ruskin's evangelicalism weakened, leading finally to his "unconversion" at Turin in 1858. His subsequent interest in political economy was clearly stated when, echoing his "hero," Carlyle, Ruskin remarked in the last volume of Modern Painters that greed is the deadly principle that guides English life.

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John Ruskin, one of the most influential art critics of the 19th centruy, wrote more than half a million words on Venice. This is an abridged version of his opus, which still contains the essence of his original work, for those who would appreciate Venice, architecture and Ruskin's fine writing.

Comments: (7)

Onath
This edition of Stones of Venice fills a real need: enough of the whole to give the reader a sense of continuity and arc of Ruskin's argument, but without the countless digressions and details. We get a good lesson in architecture, especially in the virtues of the gothic arch; we get the historical account of the Byzantine, Gothic, and Renaissance styles; and we see Ruskin's moral and historical purposes, as he tells the story of Venice as a "rise and fall" narrative. There are some surprising omissions, namely, the famous excerpted passage from "Nature of the Gothic." But the editor, I think, wisely left that out, keeping everything focused on the historical perspective of Venice; and besides, it's so frequently found in collections of Ruskin's writings. So the immense work is boiled down to about 250 readable and engaging pages.
Whitestone
This is abridged version, which is perfectly OK for most of us, as much of the complete version consists of very detailed and hard-to-follow architectural analysis. Some of the writing is brilliant and inspiring. I imagine some will take issue with Ruskin's basic thesis, that art and civilization have been on the decline since somewhere in the early 14th century. A lot of interesting history, well worth the journey.
Naril
Ruskin was the foremost art critic of the Victorian era. This Oxonian was a gentleman of universal and unusual talents.

In 'The Stones of Venice' he reviews that fertile depository of so different cross currents of arts, the 'Serenissima Republica', which had no better exit than by sea through the Adriatic.

When Marcel Proust visited Venice, hand in book as his guide, he walked and saw through the eyes of Ruskin. You should too and your scope of art appreciation will expand towards new frontiers.

High art in Venice in particular and in Europe in general are no longer produced because the Spirit has left its carcass, which is rotting and decaying, just as Venice was by the time Ruskin walked its narrow alleys and across its street bridges. And because that Spirit has left Europe it no longer produces geniuses of the caliber of John Ruskin.
Dark_Sun
This edition is a highly abridged version of this classic. Many of Ruskin's best passages have been completely removed. This should have been stated up front in the description of the book, but it is not.
Uaoteowi
You can't go two sentences without finding words erroneously mashed together without a space separating them. The kindle edition isn't worth a dollar for howannoying it isto attempt to read it withall the missingspaces. Whoever digitized this needs to get their act together.
Went Tyu
The book printing was terrible, shame on the printers and shame on You for not overseeing the quality of merchandise you carry.
I refused to give my opinion before so that maybe I could be more diplomatic but I am still disturbed.
Now...WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?
Whitehammer
Watch out - extremely Victorian writing style. Many disagree with Ruskin but the fact remains that he delivers an aesthetic algorithm that prepares the reader to think about architecture and other art forms.
An excellent and accessible intro to ruskins thought. It makes you see Venice with new eyes. Buy it now and go see Venice
Stones of Venice download epub
Architecture
Author: John Ruskin
ISBN: 0554323958
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Language: English
Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
Pages: 232 pages