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Lectures on Architecture and Painting Delivered at Edinburgh in November 1853   By: (1819-1900)

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN RUSKIN

STONES OF VENICE VOLUME III

GIOTTO LECTURES ON ARCHITECTURE HARBOURS OF ENGLAND A JOY FOREVER

NATIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NEW YORK CHICAGO

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN RUSKIN

VOLUME X

GIOTTO AND HIS WORKS LECTURES ON ARCHITECTURE THE HARBORS OF ENGLAND POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ART (A JOY FOREVER)

LECTURES ON ARCHITECTURE AND PAINTING DELIVERED AT EDINBURGH IN NOVEMBER, 1853.

CONTENTS.

PAGE PREFACE v

LECTURE I.

ARCHITECTURE 1

LECTURE II.

ARCHITECTURE 34

ADDENDA TO LECTURES I. AND II. 56

LECTURE III.

TURNER AND HIS WORKS 75

LECTURE IV.

PRE RAPHAELITISM 100

ADDENDA TO LECTURE IV. 123

LIST OF PLATES.

Facing Page PLATE I. Figs. 1. 3. and 5. Illustrative diagrams 3 " II. " 2. Windows in Oakham Castle 5 " III. " 4. and 6. Spray of ash tree, and improvement of the same on Greek principles 10 " IV. " 7. Window in Dunblane Cathedral 15 " V. " 8. Mediæval turret 20 " VI. " 9. and 10. Lombardic towers 22 " VII. " 11. and 12. Spires at Coutances and Rouen 25 " VIII. " 13. and 14. Illustrative diagrams 39 " IX. " 15. Sculpture at Lyons 40 " X. " 16. Niche at Amiens 41 " XI. " 17. and 18. Tiger's head, and improvement of the same on Greek principles 44 " XII. " 19. Garret window in Hotel de Bourgtheroude 51 " XIII. " 20. and 21. Trees, as drawn in the 13th century 81 " XIV. " 22. Rocks, as drawn by the school of Leonardo da Vinci 83 " XV. " 23. Boughs of trees, after Titian 84

PREFACE.

The following Lectures are printed, as far as possible, just as they were delivered. Here and there a sentence which seemed obscure has been mended, and the passages which had not been previously written, have been, of course imperfectly, supplied from memory. But I am well assured that nothing of any substantial importance which was said in the lecture room, is either omitted, or altered in its signification; with the exception only of a few sentences struck out from the notice of the works of Turner, in consequence of the impossibility of engraving the drawings by which they were illustrated, except at a cost which would have too much raised the price of the volume. Some elucidatory remarks have, however, been added at the close of the second and fourth Lectures, which I hope may be of more use than the passages which I was obliged to omit.

The drawings by which the Lectures on Architecture were illustrated have been carefully reduced, and well transferred to wood by Mr. Thurston Thompson. Those which were given in the course of the notices of schools of painting could not be so transferred, having been drawn in color; and I have therefore merely had a few lines, absolutely necessary to make the text intelligible, copied from engravings.

I forgot, in preparing the second Lecture for the press, to quote a passage from Lord Lindsay's "Christian Art," illustrative of what is said in that lecture (§ 52), respecting the energy of the mediæval republics. This passage, describing the circumstances under which the Campanile of the Duomo of Florence was built, is interesting also as noticing the universality of talent which was required of architects; and which, as I have asserted in the Addenda (§ 60), always ought to be required of them... Continue reading book >>




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