John Ruskin, a superb draughtsman, wrote that he wished life were long enough to illustrate his books more fully. In Ruskin's Venice: The Stones Revisited, Newly published in a revised, extended and re-designed edition, photographer Sarah Quill has selected passages from Ruskin's masterpiece The Stones of Venice (1851-3) and has linked them to her own photographs of Venetian architecture, so creating a fascinating guide that fuses Ruskin's vision of the city images of the present day. Covering a wide range of subjects - from palaces, churches and town house, to bridges, courtyards and capitals - Quill's photographs illuminate Ruskin's words, recording with skill and precision the fine architectural details described by him: intricate brickwork, coloured marble, carvings and sculpture.
This new edition of Sarah Quill's bestselling book incorporates up-to-date views and details of buildings which have been cleaned since they were photographed for the first edition. Many of Ruskin's drawing and watercolours are included, with extracts and reproductions from his Venetian notebooks and some of his original daguerreotype photographs of Venice. Sarah Quill's expert editorial annotations and commentary, incorporating extracts from Ruskin's letters from Venice, enhance our understanding of Ruskin's text and provide an essential linking thread throughout. The book has been completely re-designed to be even more user-friendly as both a reference book and a guide for travellers to Venice.
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Dimensions: 19 x 25 x 2.2cm
Publisher: Lund Humphries
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