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Stones of Venice (TPB)

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ISBN-10: 030681286X

ISBN-13: 9780306812866

Edition: 2003

Authors: John Ruskin

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John Ruskin believed himself an adopted son of Venice and wrote more than half a million words on the city. This edition contains his essay on the gothic aspects of the city before its postwar restoration. The original book was published between 1851 and 1853 in three separate volumes.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Ruskin was one of the most influential man of letters of the nineteenth century. An only child, Ruskin was born in Surrey. He attended Christ Church, Oxford, from 1839 to 1842. His ties to his parents, especially his mother, were very strong, and she stayed with him at Oxford until 1840, when, showing ominous signs of consumption, he left for a long tour of Switzerland and the Rhineland with both parents. His journeys to France, Germany, and, especially, Italy formed a great portion of his education. Not only did these trips give him firsthand exposure to the art and architecture that would be the focus of much of his long career; they also helped shape what he felt was his main interest,…