The Seven Lamps of Architecture
by John Ruskin
Publisher: Project Gutenberg 2011
Number of pages: 210
Book-length essay on architecture by John Ruskin, published in 1849. According to Ruskin, the leading principles of architecture are the 'lamps' of Sacrifice, Truth, Power, Beauty, Life, Memory, and Obedience. The noblest style of architecture was Gothic, but in time medieval architecture had lost the power to resist innovation.
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