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The Nature Of Gothic

John Ruskin

The Nature of Gothic is a book written by the famous art critic and writer, John Ruskin. The book explores the characteristics and essence of Gothic architecture, art, and literature. Ruskin examines the Gothic style from a philosophical and aesthetic perspective, arguing that it is a reflection of the cultural and social conditions of its time.The book is divided into two parts. The first part discusses the origins and development of Gothic architecture, focusing on its distinct features, such as pointed arches, ribbed vaults, and flying buttresses. Ruskin also explores the symbolism and meaning behind Gothic ornamentation, such as gargoyles, stained glass windows, and grotesques.In the second part of the book, Ruskin expands his analysis of the Gothic beyond architecture to include literature and art. He examines the works of Gothic writers and artists, such as Edgar Allan Poe and William Blake, and argues that their works reflect the same cultural and social conditions as Gothic architecture.Overall, The Nature of Gothic is a comprehensive exploration of the Gothic style and its significance in Western culture. It is a seminal work in the field of art criticism and has influenced generations of scholars and artists.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jun 8th, 2006
  • Pages: 108
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.26in - 0.37lb
  • EAN: 9781428632516
  • Categories: Social Scientists & PsychologistsGeneralEssays