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The Seven Lamps of Architecture

John Ruskin

The Seven Lamps of Architecture, published in May 1849, is an extended essay written by the English art critic and theorist John Ruskin. The 'lamps' of the title are Ruskin's principles of architecture, which he later enlarged upon in the three-volume The Stones of Venice. To an extent, they codified some of the contemporary thinking behind the Gothic Revival. At the time of its publication A.W.N. Pugin and others had already advanced the ideas of the Revival and it was well under way in practice. Ruskin offered little new to the debate, but the book helped to capture and summarise the thoughts of the movement. The Seven Lamps also proved a great popular success, and received the approval of the ecclesiologists typified by the Cambridge Camden Society, who criticised in their publication The Ecclesiologist lapses committed by modern architects in ecclesiastical commissions. (Summary from Wikipedia)

The Seven Lamps of Architecture, published in May 1849, is an extended essay written by the English art critic and theorist John Ruskin. The 'lamps' of the title are Ruskin's principles of architecture, which he later enlarged upon in the three-volume The Stones of Venice. To an extent, they codified some of the contemporary thinking behind the Gothic Revival. At the time of its publication A.W.N. Pugin and others had already advanced the ideas of the Revival and it was well under way in practice. Ruskin offered little new to the debate, but the book helped to capture and summarise the thoughts of the movement. The Seven Lamps also proved a great popular success, and received the approval of the ecclesiologists typified by the Cambridge Camden Society, who criticised in their publication The Ecclesiologist lapses committed by modern architects in ecclesiastical commissions. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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Design

Description:

The Seven Lamps of Architecture, published in May 1849, is an extended essay written by the English art critic and theorist John Ruskin. The 'lamps' of the title are Ruskin's principles of architecture, which he later enlarged upon in the three-volume The Stones of Venice. To an extent, they codified some of the contemporary thinking behind the Gothic Revival. At the time of its publication A.W.N. Pugin and others had already advanced the ideas of the Revival and it was well under way in practice. Ruskin offered little new to the debate, but the book helped to capture and summarise the thoughts of the movement. The Seven Lamps also proved a great popular success, and received the approval of the ecclesiologists typified by the Cambridge Camden Society, who criticised in their publication The Ecclesiologist lapses committed by modern architects in ecclesiastical commissions. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Todd Ulbrich

Length:

8h 59m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

35:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

38:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

29:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

25:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:39


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:50


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

31:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:12


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

17:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:56