Beavers began filming Ruskin in 1975 and finished editing it by 1997. Inspired by his reading of John Ruskin’s study “The Stones of Venice”, it is, at once, a tribute to the English critic, a celebration of a city and an absorbing filmic experience.
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From the writings of Ruskin and Beavers notes comes a visual structure that arises out of that association with a freedom of editing that is enmeshed with/in a theoretical complexity of thought and its writing on film. A dynamic essay of an absolute beauty.