The Seven Lamps of Architecture (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

The Seven Lamps of Architecture (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by John Ruskin
     
 

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Published in 1840, this long and eloquent essay championed and codified the disparate ideas taking form in English architecture under the rubric of the Gothic Revival.  The seven lamps of the title refer to the qualities toward which good architecture must aspire:  Sacrifice, Truth, Power, Beauty, Life, Memory, and Obedience. 


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Overview

Published in 1840, this long and eloquent essay championed and codified the disparate ideas taking form in English architecture under the rubric of the Gothic Revival.  The seven lamps of the title refer to the qualities toward which good architecture must aspire:  Sacrifice, Truth, Power, Beauty, Life, Memory, and Obedience. 


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411436589
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
1,041,917
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

John Ruskin (1819-1900) was an acclaimed English poet and artist, as well as an influential critic of art and society. He wrote on topics ranging from geology and botany to politics, architecture, art, and literature. Ruskin influenced the Gothic Revival and did much to popularize high art.


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