The Seven Lamps of Architecture.

SKU: 17327

Introduction by Selwyn Image. Includes prefaces to first and second editions, Introductory, and a chapter each for the lamps of Sacrifice, Truth, Power, Beauty, Life, Memory, and Obedience. End notes and Index. Brown calf slightly sun lightened on the spine, and with about 1 1/2 inch split on the front hinge. Tooled gilt title and decorations on the spine. This is a 1910 reprint of a 1907 edition by Dent and Dutton. Beautifully illustrated with b&w drawings. Ruskin [1819-1900] was a Victorian polymath who wrote about a great many topics of importance to his times. The seven lamps are moral categories Ruskin believed were essential to all architecture, and provided a secular and Protestant take on the Gothic to counteract Catholic influence.  J. M. Dent & Sons, London and E. P. Dutton & Co. New York. 1910. Leather. USED. $35.00