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John Ruskin: Le Pietre di Venezia

John Ruskin: Le Pietre di Venezia

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John Ruskin: Le Pietre di Venezia
(John Ruskin: The Stones of Venice)

W020982 | $75.00
Exhibition Catalog

Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 2018. Published by Marsilio Editore, Venice.

224 pp. Well illustrated (chiefly col.). 27 x 22 cm. In Italian. Paperbound.

ISBN 9788831712651

The catalog of the exhibition held at Palazzo Ducale at the opening of the celebrations for the bicentenary of the birth of John Ruskin tells the long and fruitful love story between the famous English critic and the city of Venice. During his life, Ruskin visited Venice numerous times starting from 1835 and, following long stays in the city, he published the three-volume work entitled The Stones of Venice, a hymn to the beauty, uniqueness and fragility of this city, destined to become a cornerstone of the Anglo-Saxon culture and the beginning of the Gothic revival of the romantic period. The volume opens with a text by Gabriella Belli that tells The reasons for an exhibition : «An exhibition which, to be almost the first that the country dedicates to this versatile English intellectual, intended above all to focus on the story of his personal artistic experience , less known than the wider diffusion of his thought, contained in the thousands of pages written throughout his life and published at the same time in magnificent editions ». Follows the essay by the curator Anna Ottani Cavina John Ruskin. Portrait of an artist: «This exhibition on John Ruskin, in the Gothic heart of the city, wants to be a warning for the salvation of Venice; but since an exhibition coincides with its staging, the exhibition is also a challenge to celebrate Ruskin as a painter, a great and singular painter, beyond his dizzying ability to interpret the many roles of genius, beyond his same determination to favor the written word ". The intervention of Joseph Rykwert, John Ruskin. A voice that is always alive , focuses on Ruskin's speeches in the context of numerous conferences, meetings that represented one of the main forms of popular entertainment in the nineteenth century. To conclude the volume, the interventions of Sarah Quill, Sergio Perosa, Stephen Wildman, Francesca Tancini and Clive Wilmer, in addition to the catalog of the works on display, edited by Elena Marchetti, and the extensive reference bibliography edited by Francesca Tancini. Anna Ottani Cavina , long professor of art history at the University of Bologna and visiting professor at Yale, Brown and Columbia University, created and directed the Federico Zeri Foundation. It was awarded the title of the Légion d'honneur (2001) and Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2011) by the French government.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- Great Britain -- 1800-1900 -- Drawings and Watercolors --

Artist(s): Ruskin, John

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