Beautifully illustrated John Ruskin art book
The Stones of Venice
from the personal library of Los Alamos scientist
John Brolley - signed inside front cover
The Stones of Venice By John Ruskin,
edited and introduced by Jan Morris, hardcover, no dust jacket, printed
on nice paper by Moyer Bell Limited, Mount Kisco, New York, first
Table of Contents:
The Nature of Gothic.
The Ducal Palace.
Conclusion, index and acknowledgments
John Ruskin's famous treatise on the city of Venice, it's architecture, style and artwork. The Stones of Venice
has been described as the greatest
guidebook ever written. Read by all who went there and thousands who
did not, it opened Victorian eyes to the glories of a city even then
under threat, and transformed the study and practice of architecture
forever. this is an abridged edition of the several volume original,
generously illustrated with photographs reproductions of Ruskin's
original journal and gentle watercolors from Ruskin. This edition is
239 pages, which includes the index.
particular book is from the library of John Brolley, a physicist of
some renowned, of Los Alamos, New Mexico. It is signed by him inside
the front cover. The book is an excellent condition, no dust jacket,
mild smooshing to top and bottom of spine.