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Ruskin and the English Lakes Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley

Ruskin and the English Lakes By Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley

Ruskin and the English Lakes by Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley

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Originally published in 1901, this biographical account focuses on Ruskin's love of the landscapes, people and traditional crafts of the Lake District, where he lived for thirty years. Written by a co-founder of the National Trust, it demonstrates how the region profoundly influenced Ruskin's art and thought.

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Ruskin and the English Lakes by Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley

John Ruskin (1819-1900), the influential Victorian art critic and social theorist, lived in the Lake District for nearly 30 years. This biographical study, first published in 1901, focuses on the significance of the region in Ruskin's life and art. It begins with his first visit as a five-year-old, when he became ''a dedicated spirit' to the beauty and the wonders of Nature', and ends with accounts of his funeral and memorial at Coniston. It describes his commitment to the local people and their traditional crafts, and his relationship with the poet Wordsworth. The author, H. D. Rawnsley (1851-1920), was a clergyman, conservationist and keen art lover based in the Lake District who had been personally tutored by Ruskin and who was one of the founders, in 1884, of the heritage organisation that became the National Trust.

Table of Contents

Prefatory note; 1. Ruskin and the English lakes; 2. Ruskin and the English lakes continued; 3. Reminiscences of Ruskin among the peasantry of Coniston; 4. At the Ruskin Exhibition, Coniston; 5. Ruskin and the Home Art Industries in the Lake District; 6. Ruskin and Wordsworth; 7. Ruskin and Wordsworth continued; 8. At Ruskin's funeral; 9. The unveiling of the Ruskin memorial; 10. The memorial cross at Coniston; Memorial poems; Index.

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Ruskin and the English Lakes by Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley
Used - Very Good
Cambridge University Press
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