The Stones of Venice, Volume 1

John RUSKIN (1819 - 1900)

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)

Genre(s): Art, Design & Architecture, Travel & Geography

Language: English

Group: The Stones of Venice

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Stephanie Lee
00:14:40
Play 01 Chapter 01, The Quarry, part 1 Stephanie Lee
00:22:14
Play 02 Chapter 01, The Quarry, part 2 ToddHW
00:20:36
Play 03 Chapter 01, The Quarry, part 3 ToddHW
00:26:25
Play 04 Chapter 02, The Virtues of Architecture Availle
00:28:30
Play 05 Chapter 03, The Six Divisions of Architecture Availle
00:11:11
Play 06 Chapter 04, The Wall Base MorganScorpion
00:13:21
Play 07 Chapter 05, The Wall Veil MorganScorpion
00:10:30
Play 08 Chapter 06, The Wall Cornice MorganScorpion
00:16:37
Play 09 Chapter 07, The Pier Base Nicole Lee
00:29:26
Play 10 Chapter 08, The Shaft Pamela Krantz
00:51:38
Play 11 Chapter 09, The Capital Pamela Krantz
00:39:30
Play 12 Chapter 10, The Arch Line MorganScorpion
00:20:06
Play 13 Chapter 11, The Arch Masonry MorganScorpion
00:26:35
Play 14 Chapter 12, The Arch Load Snapdragon
00:05:28
Play 15 Chapter 13, The Roof MorganScorpion
00:14:17
Play 16 Chapter 14, The Roof Cornice MorganScorpion
00:26:19
Play 17 Chapter 15, The Buttress MorganScorpion
00:18:45
Play 18 Chapter 16, Form of Aperture Rholdah
00:21:35
Play 19 Chapter 17, Filling of Aperture Rholdah
00:25:34
Play 20 Chapter 18, Protection of Aperture Little Tee
00:12:34
Play 21 Chapter 19, Superimposition Pamela Krantz
00:27:24
Play 22 Chapter 20, The Material of Ornament, part 1 Lucretia B.
00:28:40
Play 23 Chapter 20, The Material of Ornament, part 2 Lucretia B.
00:45:10
Play 24 Chapter 21, Treatment of Ornament, part 1 MorganScorpion
00:26:22
Play 25 Chapter 21, Treatment of Ornament, part 2 MorganScorpion
00:29:29
Play 26 Chapter 22, The Angle MorganScorpion
00:14:48
Play 27 Chapter 23, The Edge and Fillet doonaboon
00:21:49
Play 28 Chapter 24, The Roll and Recess doonaboon
00:11:41
Play 29 Chapter 25, The Base doonaboon
00:33:51
Play 30 Chapter 26, The Wall Veil and Shaft doonaboon
00:25:48
Play 31 Chapter 27, The Cornice and Capital, part 1 Pamela Krantz
00:36:10
Play 32 Chapter 27, The Cornice and Capital, part 2 Pamela Krantz
00:34:28
Play 33 Chapter 28, The Archivolt and Aperture Pamela Krantz
00:24:51
Play 34 Chapter 29, The Roof April Gonzales
00:14:41
Play 35 Chapter 30, The Vestibule MorganScorpion
00:21:51