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The Stones of Venice

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Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 272 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 0141390654 | Isbn-13: 9780141390659 | Publish date:  | Edition New Ed

J. G. Links

Also available as: Hardcover , Library Binding , Others

Category: Art, Architecture & Photography , History

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Book Description
John Ruskin, Victorian England's greatest writer on art and literature, believed himself to be an adopted son of Venice, and his feelings for this beautiful, melancholy city are nowhere better expressed than in The Stones of Venice, a collection of essays first published between 1851 and 1853. This abridged edition, which contains Ruskin's famous essay "The Nature of Gothic," captures the essence of his masterpiece, offering readers a marvelously descriptive and discursive tour of the glorious city of Venice before it was transformed by postwar restoration. As Ruskin wrote on his second visit to Venice in 1841, "Thank God I am here, it is a Paradise of Cities."