Modern Painters

Modern Painters

by John Ruskin
     
 

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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Ruskin, the Victorian-era British writer whose work had a profound influence on artists, art historians, and writers both during his life and after, wrote Modern Painters in five separate volumes published between 1843 and 1860. It is, among other things, an evaluation of individual painters, a religious statement, a discourse on nature, and a splendid example of Victorian prose style. The original text has been abridged into this one-volume edition, which preserves the essential points of Ruskin's argument and provides the modern reader with a satisfying sample of Ruskin's justly acclaimed prose. For general collections and research and academic collections in art, history, and literature. Kathryn W. Finkelstein, M.Ln., Cincinnati

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ISBN-13:
9781290245050
Publisher:
HardPress Publishing
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Pages:
538
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.09(d)

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