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The Resource John Ruskin, Andrew Ballantyne

John Ruskin, Andrew Ballantyne

Label
John Ruskin
Title
John Ruskin
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Ballantyne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"John Ruskin (1819-1900) was the most prominent art and architecture critic of his day. His books, pamphlets and letters to the press had an influence on all classes of society, from road-menders to royalty, and he still maintains a popular reputation today, though he is remembered less for his views than for his failed marriage to Effie Gray, who left him for the Pre-Raphaelite artist John Everett Millais. Frequently imagined as a Victorian prude, there was far more to Ruskin than this derisory description suggests. John Ruskin shows us how Ruskin's ideas gave a moral character to art, architecture and the Picturesque and reveals how and why his reputation endures. Ruskin's devoted parents were convinced that their son was a genius and encouraged him to write about the moral and spiritual value of art rather than his other major passion, geology. While his parents lived Ruskin wrote his best works: Modern Painters, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, The Stones of Venice and Unto This Last. After they died Ruskin seemed lost until he put himself in the hands of a younger cousin, Joan Severn, who guarded his reputation while his mental capacities declined, beyond the public gaze, in the Lake District. This book weaves Ruskin's life and work into a fascinating narrative about Victorian society: Ruskin understood art, its beauty and wonder, as a solution to the miseries of the urban poor and the key to living a worthwhile life. Offering fresh readings of Ruskin's major texts, this is an engaging biography of the artist's life and times."--Readings website
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ballantyne, Andrew
Dewey number
828.809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR5263
LC item number
.B295 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ruskin, John
  • Art critics
  • Authors, English
  • Ruskin, John
Label
John Ruskin, Andrew Ballantyne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A start in life -- Turner and the picturesque -- The Pre-Raphaelites -- The seven lamps of architecture -- Lapping waves, living stones -- Reform -- Influence
Control code
891615195
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781780234298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891615195
Label
John Ruskin, Andrew Ballantyne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A start in life -- Turner and the picturesque -- The Pre-Raphaelites -- The seven lamps of architecture -- Lapping waves, living stones -- Reform -- Influence
Control code
891615195
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781780234298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)891615195

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