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The Life of John Ruskin: Volume 1, 1819-1860 Edward Tyas Cook

The Life of John Ruskin: Volume 1, 1819-1860 By Edward Tyas Cook

The Life of John Ruskin: Volume 1, 1819-1860 by Edward Tyas Cook


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His depth of knowledge of, and sympathy for, his subject make E. T. Cook's 1911 biography a vital tool for anyone wishing to understand Ruskin's extraordinary achievements in so many fields. Volume 1 covers the period to 1860, the year in which the final volume of Modern Painters was published.

The Life of John Ruskin: Volume 1, 1819-1860 Summary

The Life of John Ruskin: Volume 1, 1819-1860 by Edward Tyas Cook

In 1911, the New York Times alerted its readers to the forthcoming 'authoritative' biography of Ruskin with the words 'out of a life's devotion to Ruskin and the Herculean task of editing the definitive Ruskin, Mr E. T. Cook is to give us a definitive Ruskin biography also. It will have the authority of a brilliant Oxford scholar, combined with the charm and lightness of a style which makes Mr Cook one of the first of English journalists'. Cook had been given complete access to Ruskin's diaries, notebooks and letters by his literary executors, and Ruskin's family and friends co-operated fully with him. His depth of knowledge of, and sympathy for, his subject make Cook's biography a vital tool for anyone wishing to understand Ruskin's extraordinary achievements in so many fields. Volume 1 covers the period to 1860, the year in which the final volume of Modern Painters was published.

Table of Contents

Prefatory note; 1. Childhood; 2. Entrance into his kingdom; 3. Oxford; 4. The Poetry of Architecture; 5. The call; 6. The first volume of Modern Painters; 7. Studies for Modern Painters; 8. The revelation of Tintoret; 9. The second volume of Modern Painters; 10. Marriage; 11. The Seven Lamps of Architecture; 12. Among the mountains; 13. Venetian winters; 14. Champion of the Pre-Raphaelites; 15. The Stones of Venice; 16. With Millais in Glenfinlas; 17. Modern Painters continued; 18. In a literary workshop; 19. The Working Men's College; 20. Art censor; 21. Turner's executor; 22. Public lecturer; 23. Home and friends; 24. Ruskin and Rossetti; 25. The end of Modern Painters.

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NLS9781108009713
9781108009713
1108009719
The Life of John Ruskin: Volume 1, 1819-1860 by Edward Tyas Cook
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2010-04-01
580
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