The Stones of Venice, Volume 2

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)

Proof-Listeners: Becky Cook & Rapunzelina

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

Language: English

Group: The Stones of Venice

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Chapter 01, The Throne April Gonzales
00:22:37
Play 02 02 - Chapter 02, Torcello Fannie
00:46:39
Play 03 03 - Chapter 03, Murano, part 1 Alan Brown
00:46:24
Play 04 04 - Chapter 03, Murano, part 2 Fannie
00:34:52
Play 05 05 - Chapter 04, Saint Mark's, part 1 Alan Weyman
00:29:09
Play 06 06 - Chapter 04, Saint Mark's, part 2 Alan Weyman
00:27:12
Play 07 07 - Chapter 04, Saint Mark's, part 3 Alan Weyman
00:28:56
Play 08 08 - Chapter 04, Saint Mark's, part 4 Alan Weyman
00:23:21
Play 09 09 - Chapter 04, Saint Mark's, part 5 Alan Weyman
00:30:16
Play 10 10 - Chapter 05, Byzantine Palaces, part 1 Malone
00:38:26
Play 11 11 - Chapter 05, Byzantine Palaces, part 2 Malone
00:47:25
Play 12 12 - Chapter 06, The Nature of Gothic, part 1 MorganScorpion
00:27:47
Play 13 13 - Chapter 06, The Nature of Gothic, part 2 MorganScorpion
00:31:59
Play 14 14 - Chapter 06, The Nature of Gothic, part 3 MorganScorpion
00:34:29
Play 15 15 - Chapter 06, The Nature of Gothic, part 4 MorganScorpion
00:36:23
Play 16 16 - Chapter 06, The Nature of Gothic, part 5 MorganScorpion
00:30:29
Play 17 17 - Chapter 06, The Nature of Gothic, part 6 MorganScorpion
00:29:05
Play 18 18 - Chapter 07, Gothic Palaces, part 1 Pamela Krantz
00:38:49
Play 19 19 - Chapter 07, Gothic Palaces, part 2 Pamela Krantz
00:32:12
Play 20 20 - Chapter 07, Gothic Palaces, part 3 Pamela Krantz
00:40:40
Play 21 21 - Chapter 08, The Ducal Palace, part 1 MorganScorpion
00:30:25
Play 22 22 - Chapter 08, The Ducal Palace, part 2 MorganScorpion
00:34:50
Play 23 23 - Chapter 08, The Ducal Palace, part 3 MorganScorpion
00:39:00
Play 24 24 - Chapter 08, The Ducal Palace, part 4 Alan Weyman
00:41:09
Play 25 25 - Chapter 08, The Ducal Palace, part 5 Alan Weyman
00:28:33
Play 26 26 - Chapter 08, The Ducal Palace, part 6 Alan Weyman
00:26:30