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The Stones of Venice, Volume 1

John Ruskin

The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. Intending to prove how the architecture in Venice exemplified the principles he discussed in his earlier work, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Ruskin examined the city in detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses architecture of Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods, and provides a general history of the city as well. The book aroused considerable interest in Victorian Britain and beyond. The chapter "The Nature of Gothic" (from volume 2) was admired by William Morris, who published it separately in an edition which is in itself an example of Gothic revival. It inspired Marcel Proust; the narrator of the Recherche visits Venice with his mother in a state of enthusiasm for Ruskin. The Stones of Venice is considered one of the most influential books of the 19th century. (Summary adapted from the Wikipedia by Leni)

The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. Intending to prove how the architecture in Venice exemplified the principles he discussed in his earlier work, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Ruskin examined the city in detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses architecture of Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods, and provides a general history of the city as well. The book aroused considerable interest in Victorian Britain and beyond. The chapter "The Nature of Gothic" (from volume 2) was admired by William Morris, who published it separately in an edition which is in itself an example of Gothic revival. It inspired Marcel Proust; the narrator of the Recherche visits Venice with his mother in a state of enthusiasm for Ruskin. The Stones of Venice is considered one of the most influential books of the 19th century. (Summary adapted from the Wikipedia by Leni)
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The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from 1851 to 1853. Intending to prove how the architecture in Venice exemplified the principles he discussed in his earlier work, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, Ruskin examined the city in detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses architecture of Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance periods, and provides a general history of the city as well. The book aroused considerable interest in Victorian Britain and beyond. The chapter "The Nature of Gothic" (from volume 2) was admired by William Morris, who published it separately in an edition which is in itself an example of Gothic revival. It inspired Marcel Proust; the narrator of the Recherche visits Venice with his mother in a state of enthusiasm for Ruskin. The Stones of Venice is considered one of the most influential books of the 19th century. (Summary adapted from the Wikipedia by Leni)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

14h 8m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:22


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:38


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

29:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

51:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

26:36


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:29


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

28:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

45:12


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

26:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

29:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

33:52


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

25:49


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

36:11


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

34:29


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

24:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:52