John Ruskin’s Florentine Mornings is one of the great classics on Florentine Renaissance art. An exquisite poet and excellent art history scholar as well as an artist and architect, Ruskin, during his stays in Florence, examined and described the great Italian Renaissance art, starting with the work of Giotto.
A historical and artistic analysis written as a guide to Florence divided into five mornings spent walking around the city and observing the treasures collected in churches and museums.
Giotto’s work is of particular interest to Ruskin, but also that of Botticelli, Beato Angelico and their contemporary painters. The works are shown to the public alongside a wealth of technical information that even the most inexperienced traveler is perfectly able to understand.
Ruskin’s volume is a classic of English literature and is presented here with an array of illustrations in black and white and with a color insert of Ruskin’s most famous watercolors depicting Italy, with views and artistic details of Florence, Venice, Pisa and Lucca.
Publisher: Lorenzo de’ Medici Press