Posts tagged art history
John Ruskin on the Tomb of Agostino Sanctucio at the Basilica of Santa Croce

These are a couple photos from the Basilica of S. Croce in Florence that I took while I was there in December. In addition to my Blue Guide, I brought along John Ruskin’s Mornings in Florence, which he published in 1875. Here is his description of the tomb of Agostino Sanctucio, which sits quite neatly with his chapter on the nature of the Gothic from Stones of Venice.

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The Warburg Library Decision and the Early Warburg Circle

Those who have been anxiously following the court case between the Warburg Library and University of London had some good news this week when the High Court ruled in favor of the library.  The case is somewhat complex, but it is summarized here in the press release by the Warburg.  The library is not out of the woods just yet however.  

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