Le lingue occidentali nei 150 anni di storia di Ca’ Foscari

Le lingue occidentali nei 150 anni di storia di Ca’ Foscari

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I libri di Ca’ Foscari

Le pietre di Ca’ Foscari: Ruskin e il Palazzo

Jeanne Clegg
ORCID 0000-0002-8743-7314 
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
jfclegg@unive.it

Emma Sdegno
ORCID 0000-0002-3452-342X 
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia
esdegno@unive.it

DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-262-8/001

Abstract

Our contribution concerns a phase in the history of the building that gives the University its name. When Ruskin came to Venice in 1845 he was horrified by the decayed state of the palaces on the Grand Canal, and by the drastic restorations in progress. In recording their features in measurements, drawings and daguerreotypes, Ca’ Foscari took priority, and his studies of its traceries constitute a unique witness. This work also helped generate new ideas on the role of shadow in architectural aesthetic, and on the characteristics of Gothic, which were to bear fruit in The Seven Lamps and The Stones of Venice. In his late guide to the city, St Mark’s Rest, Ruskin addressed «the few travellers who still care for her monuments» and offered the Venetian Republic’s laws regulating commerce as a model for modern England. Whether or not he knew of the founding of a commercial studies institute at Ca’ Foscari in 1868, he would certainly have hoped that it would teach principles of fair and just trading, as well as of respectful tourism.

Keywords
John Ruskin. Palazzo Foscari. Gothic architecture. Decay. Restoration. The Stones of Venice. The Seven Lamps of Architecture.


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Clegg Jeanne

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Sdegno Emma

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Le pietre di Ca’ Foscari: Ruskin e il Palazzo

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Book Chapter

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it

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Our contribution concerns a phase in the history of the building that gives the University its name. When Ruskin came to Venice in 1845 he was horrified by the decayed state of the palaces on the Grand Canal, and by the drastic restorations in progress. In recording their features in measurements, drawings and daguerreotypes, Ca’ Foscari took priority, and his studies of its traceries constitute a unique witness. This work also helped generate new ideas on the role of shadow in architectural aesthetic, and on the characteristics of Gothic, which were to bear fruit in The Seven Lamps and The Stones of Venice. In his late guide to the city, St Mark’s Rest, Ruskin addressed «the few travellers who still care for her monuments» and offered the Venetian Republic’s laws regulating commerce as a model for modern England. Whether or not he knew of the founding of a commercial studies institute at Ca’ Foscari in 1868, he would certainly have hoped that it would teach principles of fair and just trading, as well as of respectful tourism.

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I libri di Ca’ Foscari

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1868-2018: storie di un ateneo

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-10-22

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http://doi.org/10.14277/978-88-6969-262-8/001

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2610-8917

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2610-9506

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978-88-6969-263-5

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978-88-6969-262-8

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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John Ruskin

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Palazzo Foscari

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Gothic architecture

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Decay

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Restoration

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The Stones of Venice

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The Seven Lamps of Architecture

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