Stones of Venice and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£5.91
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
The stones of Venice; int... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

The stones of Venice; introductory chapters and local indices (printed separately) for the use of travellers while staying in Venice and Verona Volume 2 Paperback – 8 Jul 2012


See all 131 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback, 8 Jul 2012
£5.91
£5.91 £44.27
£5.91 FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

The stones of Venice; introductory chapters and local indices (printed separately) for the use of travellers while staying in Venice and Verona  Volume 2 + Elements of Venice
Price For Both: £23.91

Buy the selected items together



Product details

  • Paperback: 78 pages
  • Publisher: RareBooksClub.com (8 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0217372848
  • ISBN-13: 978-0217372848
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.4 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,460,340 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Product Description

About the Author

John Ruskin wrote over forty volumes of art and architecture criticism during the nineteenth century. J. G. Links is the author of Venice for Pleasure. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse and search another edition of this book.
First Sentence
SINCE FIRST the dominion of men was asserted over the ocean, three thrones, of mark bevond all others, have been set upon its sands : the thrones of Tyre, Venice, and England. Read the first page
Explore More
Concordance
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Table of Contents | Excerpt | Index | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
2
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 4 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas Casley TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 May 2008
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
There are a number of editions of Ruskin's classic work: this is a review of the Penguin Classic History edition (originally published in 1960), reprinted in 2001. It is edited and abridged from the original three volumes of 450,000 words by Venice and Canaletto scholar, the late J.G. Links, who lauds Ruskin as "one of the greatest teachers - of anything - of all time."

Links points out that Ruskin himself brought out an abridgement of his monumental work, but that this abridgement was itself unsatisfactory, omitting for example Ruskin's chapter on `The Nature of Gothic', the chapter that Kenneth Clark later said he could not read "without a thrill, without a sudden resolution to reform the world." But how much of an abridgement is this edition? It refuses to say, beyond Links pointing out that Ruskin's 30,000-word essay on 'Renaissance Pride' has been omitted. But, at roughly 350 words per page, and roughly 220 pages, I reckon (at a rough calculation) that we have about 77,000 of those 450,000 words. As Links says, "It is surely unfortunate that ... this, probably the best and certainly the most curious [book about Venice] should have been crushed by its own weight of words."

For the dedicated reader, there are available full editions of Ruskin's magnum opus, so my review is directed purely at this abridgement. Links has split his abridgement into two almost equal halves. The first is concerned with the basics of western architecture; the second with reference to Ruskin's views on the Byzantine, Gothic and Renaissance styles, using Venetian buildings as examples. But for those wanting a slice of Ruskin that focusses less on the former and more on the latter, then there is Sarah Quill's excellent volume, which I mention at the end of this review.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Chisholm on 1 Aug 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Ruskin was fascinated by Venice.His original three volume work was nearly half a million words.Fortunately this is an abridged version
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
31 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Aug 1999
Format: Paperback
I haven't read this yet, but I thought I would warn other buyers that this is not the full text of the Stones of Venice--it is abridged. J. G. Links seems confident that he has done so in an intelligent way; perhaps he will win me over...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mel C. on 7 Jan 2010
Format: Paperback
This an 18th centure book that remains highly relevant. It is the "handbook" on Venice architecture. A must read for anyone going to Venice.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 11 reviews
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Dover 3 Vol. edition is UNABRIDGED 19 Aug 2006
By Michael Popolino - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Amazon frequently mixes reader reviews of various editions of a given classic work. Such is the case here. Be advised that if you are now veiwing the Dover 3 vol. edition of Ruskin's The Stones of Venice, it is the UNABRIDGED edition of this work. Not a single word is missing. As such, this is the ultimate edition to own.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This is only a VERY SHORT EXCERPT!!!! 11 Jan 2007
By Jerome Claverie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is misleading...not even 5% of the Ruskin masterwork is printed in this book.
46 of 62 people found the following review helpful
this edition is abridged 25 Aug 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I haven't read this yet, but I thought I would warn other buyers that this is not the full text of the Stones of Venice--it is abridged. J. G. Links seems confident that he has done so in an intelligent way; perhaps he will win me over...
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
A Needed Clarification 16 Dec 2005
By John Matteson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Unbound
Hey, guys! A lot of the reviews of this book are complaining that the text is abridged. No! This book is the first of THREE VOLUMES which, together, make up the entire "Stones of Venice." To get the whole thing, you need to buy Volumes 10 and 11 as well, not just Volume 9. (N.B., "The Nature of Gothic," the best-known part, is in Volume 10.) It's all there. You just weren't looking in the right place.

That having been said, it's a shame that one has to spend about $300 to get the complete text in a nice, hardbound format. But it's still a worthy investment.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
make that zero star 1 Jun 2012
By Y. Beauvais - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
a total dud. not even close, so abridged it should be called "the st of v" or maybe "just a few pebbles of venice." bought this as i was needing to reference two passages re: giovanni bellini. you guessed it, neither are in this version
Shame on amzn for selling such utter crap with no warning. Total ripoff!
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know

Look for similar items by category


Feedback