The Seven Lamps of Architecture


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The Seven Lamps of Architecture, published in May 1849, is an extended essay written by the English art critic and theorist John Ruskin. The 'lamps' of the title are Ruskin's principles of architecture, which he later enlarged upon in the three-volume The Stones of Venice. To an extent, they codified some of the contemporary thinking behind the Gothic Revival. At the time of its publication A.W.N. Pugin and others had already advanced the ideas of the Revival and it was well under way in practice. Ruskin offered little new to the debate, but the book helped to capture and summarise the thoughts of the movement. The Seven Lamps also proved a great popular success, and received the approval of the ecclesiologists typified by the Cambridge Camden Society, who criticised in their publication The Ecclesiologist lapses committed by modern architects in ecclesiastical commissions. (Summary from Wikipedia) (8 hr 58 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface and Introductory 20:16 Read by Todd Ulbrich
01 - Chapter I: The Lamp of Sacrifice, part 1 35:54 Read by Todd Ulbrich
02 - Chapter I: The Lamp of Sacrifice, part 2 22:12 Read by Todd Ulbrich
03 - Chapter II: The Lamp of Truth, part 1 34:14 Read by Todd Ulbrich
04 - Chapter II: The Lamp of Truth, part 2 26:18 Read by Todd Ulbrich
05 - Chapter II: The Lamp of Truth, part 3 38:09 Read by Todd Ulbrich
06 - Chapter III: The Lamp of Power, part 1 27:13 Read by Todd Ulbrich
07 - Chapter III: The Lamp of Power, part 2 29:31 Read by Todd Ulbrich
08 - Chapter III: The Lamp of Power, part 3 27:27 Read by Todd Ulbrich
09 - Chapter IV: The Lamp of Beauty, part 1 26:15 Read by Todd Ulbrich
10 - Chapter IV: The Lamp of Beauty, part 2 25:09 Read by Todd Ulbrich
11 - Chapter IV: The Lamp of Beauty, part 3 27:52 Read by Todd Ulbrich
12 - Chapter IV: The Lamp of Beauty, part 4 26:38 Read by Todd Ulbrich
13 - Chapter V: The Lamp of Life, part 1 22:39 Read by Todd Ulbrich
14 - Chapter V: The Lamp of Life, part 2 22:10 Read by Todd Ulbrich
15 - Chapter V: The Lamp of Life, part 3 25:48 Read by Todd Ulbrich
16 - Chapter VI: The Lamp of Memory, part 1 31:04 Read by Todd Ulbrich
17 - Chapter VI: The Lamp of Memory, part 2 29:11 Read by Todd Ulbrich
18 - Chapter VII: The Lamp of Obedience, part 1 17:52 Read by Todd Ulbrich
19 - Chapter VII: The Lamp of Obedience, part 2 22:55 Read by Todd Ulbrich

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