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Seven Lamps of Architecture

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Seven Lamps of Architecture

Date of publication:

  • 1849
  • Place of publication:


  • contemporary half morocco
  • Author:

  • John Ruskin
  • Edition:

  • first edition
  • This influential text is one of the definitive works of the Gothic Revival, codifying and explaining the thinking behind the movement.

    Ruskin’s seven lamps represent the criteria which good architecture must meet. He was dissatisfied with the ‘coarseness and rudeness’ of his own plates, which were not reprinted in subsequent editions. Read more

    Condition & Materials

    First edition. 8vo. pp. viii, [iv], 205, [i] + 14 b/w lithographed plates by Ruskin, with tissue guards, errata slip bound in before page 1, occasional light marginal spotting to plates. Contemporary red gilt-ruled publisher’s half morocco over comb-marbled boards, lettered direct, minor wear, all edges gilt. Read less