John Ruskin's masterpiece "The Stones of Venice" (1851-53) was one of the most influential books on art and architecture ever written and is still regarded as a classic work. However, the problems posed by its length (almost half a million words in three volumes) make it a challenge to read in its entirety. Sarah Quill has resolved this challenge by selecting Ruskin's descriptions of individual buildings and linking them to her own photographs of the same buildings, so creating a guide that fuses Ruskin's vision of the city with images of the present day. Covering a wide range of subjects - from palaces, churches and town houses, to bridges, courtyards and capitals - Quill's photographs illuminate Ruskin's words and record the fine architectural details described by him: intricate brickwork, coloured marble, carvings and sculpture. In addition, many of Ruskin's own drawings and watercolours are reproduced, along with 19th-century engravings, providing a visual comparison between the Venice he encountered in the 1850s and the city we see today. Also included are extracts from Ruskin's letters and introductory chapters that provide background on Ruskin in Venice and Venetian architecture. The result is a book that communicates the writer's passion for Venice and his concern for her architectural heritage. Uniting the historical with the present day, "Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited" is a companion guide for both the seasoned and first-time traveller to Venice.
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Descrizione libro Lund Humphries Pub Ltd, 2003. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This beautiful volume offers an illustrated guide to "The Stones of Venice, linking Ruskin's descriptions of individual buildings with a contemporary photographic record of the architecture and sculpture as it is seen today. It excludes interiors and paintings, concentrating on the exterior architecture and sculpture of Venice, all of which may be seen from the street or from the water without entering a building. Much of Ruskin's splendid prose is reproduced, together with many of his drawings and watercolors and a number of nineteenth-century engravings of the period. More than 200 photographs taken by Sarah Quill during the 1990s identify the details described by Ruskin and show the extent to which the city's architecture has survived, or changed, since publication of "The Stones of Venice over 150 years ago. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0853318956
Descrizione libro Lund Humphries Pub Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0853318956
Descrizione libro Lund Humphries Pub Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110853318956