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Mornings in Florence: Being Simple Studies of Christian Art for English Travellers
by John Ruskin
Originally published in 1881. Details the author's travels in Italy to view Christian art and architecture. Contents Include: Santa Croce The Golden Gate Before The Soldan The Vaulted Book The Strait Gate The Shepherd's Tower
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Pomona Press
(first published 1873)
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Jun 23, 2015 Mina rated it liked it · review of another edition
Immeasurable insight from Ruskin. Best described as an unconventional guide to Florentine art and architecture, not without his insertions of critiques and lessons. It will make an invaluable (and enlightening) companion to the city.
One of the greatest books on Italian Art ever. The most accessible work of a feisty genius of a victorian art critic and Oxford Don. This book teaches you how to approach a work of art. Ruskin put everything he had into the works he examined, which was not negligible.
John Ruskin was born on 8 February 1819 at 54 Hunter Street, London, the only child of Margaret and John James Ruskin. His father, a prosperous, self-made man who was a founding partner of Pedro Domecq sherries, collected art and encouraged his son's literary activities, while his mother, a devout evangelical Protestant, early dedicated her son to the service of God and devoutly wished him to ...moreMore about John Ruskin...