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Anthony Vidler describes Ruskin's displeasure with the fact that the Venetian architect Meduna used his drawings to restore...

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March 4, 1987 | Video Lecturer:

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Anthony Vidler describes Ruskin’s displeasure with the fact that the Venetian architect Meduna used his drawings to restore certain ruined buildings in Venice. Meduna’s work on the fa?ade of the Basilica of St. Mark meant that the original Byzantine facing was scraped off and replaced by an inferior modern material made to look like the original in its newly constructed state. These approaches introduce the idea of the touristic sublime and new projects that attempt to restore the past. He points out that ridiculousness and the postmodern sublime commonly go together.