Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited

Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited

by Sarah Quill

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Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited by Sarah Quill

In Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited, photographer Sarah Quill has selected passages from Ruskin's The Stones of Venice and has linked them to her own photographs of Venetian architecture. Covering a wide range of subjects from palaces and town houses, to courtyards and capitals, Quill's glorious photographs illuminate Ruskin's words and record with skill and precision the fine architectural details he describes. Several of Ruskin's watercolors are included, with extracts and reproductions from his Venetian notebooks. Sarah Quill's expert editorial annotations and commentary enhance our understanding of Ruskin's text. The book has been completely redesigned to be even more user-friendly as both a reference book and a guide for travellers to Venice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848221796
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 01/06/2018
Edition description: Second edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 7.75(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Sarah Quill has worked as a photographer between Venice and London for over 40 years. Her photographs are used widely in publications in Venice, and are regularly exhibited in London. She is a trustee of the Venice in Peril Fund.

Table of Contents

Introductions, Alan Windsor
Before "the Stones": Ruskin's early impressions of Venice, documented in letters and reminiscences
The Stones of Venice - Byzantine: Torcello - Murano - St Mark's - Byzantine palaces
The Stones of Venice - Gothic: Gothic palaces and churches - The Ducal Palace
The Stones of Venice - Renaissance: Early, Central and "Grotesque" Renaissance architecture
After "the Stones": Ruskin's later engagement with Venice and his views on the restoration issues
Bibliography and recommended reading

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