Seven Lamps of ArchitectureSKU: 9716
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