Building Ruskin's Italy: Watching Architecture
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Prof. Stephen Kite
This talk is based on extensive field-work and research into John Ruskin's still little-interpreted archival material, notebooks and drawings (in the Ruskin Library, Lancaster University and elsewhere), and explores the evolution of Ruskin's architectural thinking and observation in the context of Italy where his watching of building achieved its greatest intensity.
Venice naturally figures large in a lecture that also touches on other key sites including Verona, Lucca, Pisa, Florence, Milan and Monza.