The Stones of Venice [NOOK Book]

Overview

'Thank God I am here, it is a Paradise of Cities,' Ruskin wrote on his second visit to Venice in 1841. John Ruskin, Victorian England's greatest writer on art and architecture, believed himself to be an adoptive son of Venice. His feelings for this beautiful, melancholy city, damaged by war and in danger of being restored beyond recognition, is nowhere better expressed than in The Stones of Venice. This abridged edition, which captures the essence of Ruskin's masterpiece, takes the reader on a marvellously descriptive and discursive tour of this
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The Stones of Venice

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Overview

'Thank God I am here, it is a Paradise of Cities,' Ruskin wrote on his second visit to Venice in 1841. John Ruskin, Victorian England's greatest writer on art and architecture, believed himself to be an adoptive son of Venice. His feelings for this beautiful, melancholy city, damaged by war and in danger of being restored beyond recognition, is nowhere better expressed than in The Stones of Venice. This abridged edition, which captures the essence of Ruskin's masterpiece, takes the reader on a marvellously descriptive and discursive tour of this glorious city.
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The enduring, passionate classic on architecture and Venice.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000761731
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 840,226
  • File size: 546 KB

Meet the Author

John Ruskin wrote over forty volumes of art and architecture criticism during the nineteenth century. J. G. Links is the author of Venice for Pleasure.
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  • Posted May 24, 2011

    Unusable Formatting

    Unfortunately, I was unable to use this edition of the classic volume because it displayed only a few lines per page on either my Nook or my laptop computer. Unless this is corrected, don't pay for a flawed version.

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