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Ruskin and Modernism - Giovanni Cianci

Ruskin and Modernism

By: Giovanni Cianci, Peter Nicholls, P. Nicholls (Introduction by)

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Published: 12th December 2000
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The extent of John Ruskin's influence has long been acknowledged, though his impact on the development of Anglo-American modernism has received little systematic attention. In this volume, published to mark the centenary of Ruskin's death, a group of international scholars consider what is often an awkward and conflicted relation. Ruskin's voluminous writings are seen to shelter an incipient modernism whose antipathy to a degraded modernity, powerfully predicts a major current within the work of the new century.

List of Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. x
Introductionp. xi
Unstable Foundations: Ruskin and the Costs of Modernityp. 1
Gothic as Leaf, Gothic as Crystal: John Ruskin and Wilhelm Worringerp. 17
Ruskin, Myth and Modernismp. 32
Degrees of Darkness: Ruskin, Pater and Modernismp. 48
'Reactionary Desire': Ruskin and the Work of Fictionp. 67
The Early James and Ruskin: Intergenerational Frictionsp. 82
'Things Passed Over': Ruskin, Modernism and Autobiographyp. 97
Ruskin and the Fascination of Wordsp. 110
Tradition, Architecture and Rappel a l'Ordre: Ruskin and Eliot (1917-21)p. 133
Eliot and Ruskin: Second Thoughtsp. 155
Ruskin's Grotesque and the Modernism of Ezra Pound and Wyndham Lewisp. 165
Laying the Ghost: D. H. Lawrence's Fight with Ruskinp. 181
Architecture as Commentary: Ruskin's Pre-modern Architectural Thought and its Influence on Modern Architecturep. 194
Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9780333915608
ISBN-10: 0333915607
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 219
Published: 12th December 2000
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 14.88  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1