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John Ruskin : An Illustrated Life of John Ruskin, 1819-1900 - James S. Dearden

John Ruskin

An Illustrated Life of John Ruskin, 1819-1900

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Published: 20th May 2012
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John Ruskin, one of the most prolific of nineteenth-century authors, first made a name as a writer on art with Modern Painters. His study of art and architecture in Britain and Europe led him to a consideration of the conditions of the people who lived in the same world as his art. His interests broadened to embrace social and political economy, and ideas which he propounded in such books as Unto This Last have had a profound effect on life today. William Morris, Bernard Shaw and many othe rearly socialists practised what Ruskin had preached. His Utopian Guild of St. George sought to establish a community where life was fair and the Companions found happiness and satisfaction through the work of their hands. Meanwhile in art he championed J.M.W. Turner, introduced the English to Tintoretto and other early Italian artists and helped the Pre-Raphaelites on their way. The effects of his teaching can be see today in green belts, town planning, smokeless zones, the Rent Restrictions Act and the National Trust. Ruskin was truly one of the prophets on the nineteeth century.

ISBN: 9780747805991
ISBN-10: 0747805997
Series: Shire Library
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised