The Stones of Venice, Vol. 3: The Fall and Examples of the Architecture of Venice (Classic Reprint)

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The reason of this is, that the finial is properly the orna ment of gabled architecture; it is the compliance, in the minor features of the building, with the spirit of its towers, ridged roof and spires. Venetian building is not gabled, but horizontal in its roots and general masses therefore the finial is a feature contradictory to its spirit, and adopted only in that search for morbid excitement which is the infallible indication of decline. When it occurs earlier, it is on frag ments of true gabled architecture, as, for instance, on the porch of the Carmini.

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Author(s) - John Ruskin


Published Date - August 22 2019

ISBN - 9780265266809

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm

Page Count - 414

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