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The Works of John Ruskin John Ruskin

The Works of John Ruskin By John Ruskin

The Works of John Ruskin by John Ruskin


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This fifth volume of the magisterial Library Edition (1903-1912) of the works of John Ruskin contains Volume 3 of Modern Painters.

The Works of John Ruskin Summary

The Works of John Ruskin by John Ruskin

The influence of John Ruskin (1819-1900), both on his own time and on artistic and social developments in the twentieth century, cannot be over-stated. He changed Victorian perceptions of art, and was the main influence behind 'Gothic revival' architecture. As a social critic, he argued for the improvement of the condition of the poor, and against the increasing mechanisation of work in factories, which he believed was dull and soul-destroying. The thirty-nine volumes of the Library Edition of his works, published between 1903 and 1912, are themselves a remarkable achievement, in which his books and essays - almost all highly illustrated - are given a biographical and critical context in extended introductory essays and in the 'Minor Ruskiniana' - extracts from letters, articles and reminiscences both by and about Ruskin. This fifth volume contains Volume 3 of Modern Painters.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Bibliographical note; Modern painters, Volume III: Preface; Part IV: 1. Of the received opinions touching the 'grand style'; 2. Of realisation; 3. Of the real nature of greatness of style; 4. Of the false ideal: religious; 5. Of the false ideal: profane; 6. Of the true ideal: purist; 7. Of the true ideal: naturalist; 8. Of the true ideal: grotesque; 9. Of finish; 10. Of the use of pictures; 11. Of the novelty of landscape; 12. Of the pathetic fallacy; 13. Of classical landscape; 14. Of mediaeval landscape: the fields; 15. Of mediaeval landscape: the rocks; 16. Of modern landscape; 17. The moral of landscape; 18. Of the teachers of Turner; Appendix; Letters.

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NLS9781108008532
9781108008532
1108008534
The Works of John Ruskin by John Ruskin
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Cambridge University Press
2010-02-18
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