The Stones of Venice (book)
"The Stones of Venice" is
John Ruskin's original three-volume masterpiece on Venetian art and architecture, first published from 1851-53. Intending to prove how the architecture in Veniceexemplified the principles he discussed in his earlier work, " The Seven Lamps of Architecture", Ruskin examined the city in considerable detail, describing for example over eighty churches. He discusses architecture of Venice's Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissanceperiods, and provides a general history of the city as well.
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9804 The Stones of Venice (Introductions) at Project Gutenberg]
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