The Worlds of John Ruskin

The Worlds of John Ruskin

by Kevin Jackson
     
 

John Ruskin (1819–1900) is best known as perhaps the most influential art critic ever to have lived. His interests ranged far wider than just art—he wrote on education, nature, architecture, history, aesthetics, economics, and the creation of true wealth. His impassioned critiques have become even more relevant today, as economic and environmental crises

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Overview

John Ruskin (1819–1900) is best known as perhaps the most influential art critic ever to have lived. His interests ranged far wider than just art—he wrote on education, nature, architecture, history, aesthetics, economics, and the creation of true wealth. His impassioned critiques have become even more relevant today, as economic and environmental crises make the creation of a just society increasingly important and difficult. This comprehensive biography explores both the life and thought of Ruskin, situating him in the social, economic, and aesthetic world that he transformed. Illustrated with Ruskin’s own paintings and photographs, this is an intriguing look at a man whose mind and thoughts continue to influence even today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781843680444
Publisher:
Pallas Athene (UK)
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,237,786
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Jackson is a former lecturer at Oklahoma State University and Vanderbilt University and the author of A Ruskin Alphabet and Invisible Forms.

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