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The Seven Lamps of Architecture

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The Seven Lamps of Architecture
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Publisher: Project Gutenberg
ISBN/ASIN: 048626145X
Number of pages: 210

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Book-length essay on architecture by John Ruskin, published in 1849. According to Ruskin, the leading principles of architecture are the 'lamps' of Sacrifice, Truth, Power, Beauty, Life, Memory, and Obedience. The noblest style of architecture was Gothic, but in time medieval architecture had lost the power to resist innovation.

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