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The Works of John Ruskin By John Ruskin

The Works of John Ruskin by John Ruskin


This ninth volume of the magisterial Library Edition (1903-1912) of the works of John Ruskin contains Volume 1 of The Stones of Venice.

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The Works of John Ruskin by John Ruskin

The influence of John Ruskin (1819-1900), both on his own time and on artistic and social developments in the twentieth century, cannot be over-stated. He changed Victorian perceptions of art, and was the main influence behind 'Gothic revival' architecture. As a social critic, he argued for the improvement of the condition of the poor, and against the increasing mechanisation of work in factories, which he believed was dull and soul-destroying. The thirty-nine volumes of the Library Edition of his works, published between 1903 and 1912, are themselves a remarkable achievement, in which his books and essays - almost all highly illustrated - are given a biographical and critical context in extended introductory essays and in the 'Minor Ruskiniana' - extracts from letters, articles and reminiscences both by and about Ruskin. This ninth volume contains Volume 1 of The Stones of Venice.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Bibliographical note; Author's prefaces; The Stones of Venice, Vol. I: 1. The quarry; 2. The virtues of architecture; 3. The six divisions of architecture; 4. The wall base; 5. The wall veil; 6. The wall cornice; 7. The pier base; 8. The shaft; 9. The capital; 10. The arch link; 11. The arch masonry; 12. The arch load; 13. The roof; 14. The roof cornice; 15. The buttress; 16. Form of aperture; 17. Filling of aperture; 18. Protection of aperture; 19. Superimposition; 20. The material of ornament; 21. Treatment of ornament; 22. The angle; 23. The edge and fillet; 24. The roll and recess; 25. The base; 26. The wall veil and shaft; 27. The cornice and capital; 28. The archivolt and aperture; 29. The roof; 30. The vestibule; Author's appendix.

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