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The Stones of Venice, Volume 2

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) Proof-Listeners: Becky Cook & Rapunzelina

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) Proof-Listeners: Becky Cook & Rapunzelina
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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) Proof-Listeners: Becky Cook & Rapunzelina

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English

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Length:

14h 38m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

46:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

46:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:53


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

29:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

28:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:22


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

47:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

32:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:24


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

30:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:50


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

32:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

30:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

39:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

41:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

28:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

26:31