The Seven Lamps of Architecture

Ruskin's illustrated principles of architecture


John Ruskin


George Allen, Orpington, 1890
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Printing Details

Reprint, hardback. Bound in the original green cloth with gilt titling to spine. 19 × 12.5cm, 401pp, with 14 plates.

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.


A good working copy. The green cloth is a little rubbed and bumped and light, intermittent foxing to the page but the book remains perfectly readable.

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