This interdisciplinary collection of original essays reconsiders John Ruskin's legacy, suggesting that the vigour and vitality of his late work played an important role in shaping the twentieth-century mind. The contributors have focused on such diverse areas as Ruskin's thinking on music, his impact on social reform policies and the British Labour movement, his influence on scientific and artistic education, the complexities of his relationship with aestheticism,
and on his writing in Fors Clavigera. Together, the essays expose the extraordinarily pervasive influence that Ruskin's work had on central cultural debates of the late Victorian era. Moreover, they overturn received assumptions about Ruskin's significance in the dawning of the modern sensibility.
`an interesting collection of essays ... The various contributors to this book do some useful work in reestablishing Ruskin's reputation as one of the most pervasive influences on the cultural milieu of the Victorian age.'
Nicholas Salmon, The Jnl of the William Morris Society, Vol. XIII, No.4, Spring 00.
José Harris: Ruskin and Social Reform
Francis O'Gorman: Ruskin's Science of the 1870s: Science, Education, and the Nation
Lawrence Goldman: Ruskin, Oxford, and the British Labour Movement 1880-1914
Paul Tucker and Donata Levi: A Line of Absolute Correctness: Teaching Drawing at Oxford
Delia da Sousa Correa: Goddesses of Instruction and Desire: Ruskin and Music
Nicholas Shrimpton: Ruskin and the Aesthetes
Sharon Aronofsky Weltman: Myth and Gender in Ruskin's Science
Dinah Birch: Ruskin's Multiple Writing: Fors Clavigera
Number Of Pages: 204
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.39