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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


Summary

This sixth volume of the magisterial Library Edition (1903-1912) of the works of John Ruskin contains Volume 4 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 sixth volume contains Volume 4 of Modern Painters.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Bibliographical note; Modern painters, Vol. IV: Preface; Part V. 'Of mountain beauty': 1. Of the Turnerian picturesque; 2. Of Turnerian topography; 3. Of Turnerian light; 4. Of Turnerian mystery: as essential; 5. Of Turnerian mystery: wilful; 6. The firmament; 7. The dry land; 8. Of the materials of mountains: compact crystallines; 9. Of the materials of mountains: slaty crystallines; 10. Of the materials of mountains: slaty coherents; 11. Of the materials of mountains: compact coherents; 12. Of the sculpture of mountains: the lateral ranges; 13. Of the scupture of mountains: the central peaks; 14. Resulting forms: aiguilles; 15. Resulting forms: crests; 16. Resulting forms: precipices; 17. Resulting forms: banks; 18. Resulting forms: stones; 19. The mountain gloom; 20. The mountain glory; Appendix.

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NLS9781108008549
9781108008549
1108008542
The Works of John Ruskin by John Ruskin
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Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2010-02-18
600
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