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  • On Art and Life by John Ruskin
    On Art and Life (Paperback) John Ruskin

    John Ruskins insights into the need for individual artistic freedom, and his disdain for the mass-production art of the Victorian era, radically altered society's perception of creative design and remain powerfully relevant to our ideas of beauty today.

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  • Traffic by John Ruskin
    Traffic (Paperback) John Ruskin

    Includes two of author's powerful essays: 'Traffic' and 'The Roots of Honour'.

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  • The Elements of Drawing by John Ruskin
    The Elements of Drawing (English, Paperback) John Ruskin, Murat Ukray

    ["The Elements of Drawing" was written during the winter of 1856. The First Edition was published in 1857; the Second followed in the same year, with some additions and slight alterations. The Third Edition consisted of sixth thousand, 1859; seventh thousand, 1860; and eighth thousand, 1861.The work was partly reproduced in "Our Sketching Club," by the Rev. R. St. John Tyrwhitt, M.A., 1874; with...

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  • Giotto and His Works in Padua by John Ruskin
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  • Selected Writings by John Ruskin
    Selected Writings (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    John Ruskin was the most powerful and influential art critic and social commentator of the Victorian nineteenth century. A true polymath, he wrote about nature, art, architecture, politics, history, myth and much more. All of his work is characterized by a clarity of vision as unsettling and intense now as it was for his first readers....

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  • The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century by John Ruskin
    The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century (English, Paperback) John Ruskin, Peter Brimblecombe

    Ruskin was not only one of the most influential art critics and social reformers to have lived - he was also a pioneer of environmental consciousness. The Storm Cloud of the Nineteenth Century, his controversial polemic about atmospheric pollution, distils his warnings about where pollution might take humanity and is one of the earliest documents o

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  • Unto This Last and Other Writings by John Ruskin
    Unto This Last and Other Writings (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    Shows the range and depth of Ruskin's work, and reveals the consistency of Ruskin's philosophy and his adamant belief that questions of economics, art and science could not be separated from questions of morality. This volume also shows that his work "Unto this Last" is also a closely argued assault on the science of political economy.

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  • Proserpina by John Ruskin
    Proserpina (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

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  • Giotto and His Works in Padua by John Ruskin
    Giotto and His Works in Padua (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    Giotto and his works in Padua-An Explanatory Notice of the Series of Woodcuts Executed for the Arundel Society After the Frescoes in the Arena Chapel is a classic Italian art study by John Ruskin. The following notice of Giotto has not been drawn up with any idea of attempting a history of his life. That history could only be written after a careful search through the libraries of Italy for all...

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  • The Seven Lamps of Architecture by John Ruskin
    The Seven Lamps of Architecture (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    A classic work by the great Victorian expresses his deepest convictions about the nature and role of architecture and its aesthetics. Though Ruskin himself later called it ?a wretched rant?, this book really paved the way for modern architectural history and criticism, laying down criteria by which to judge buildings which were not simply those of Vitruvius or Alberti dressed up in 18th-centtury...

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  • The Nature of Gothic by John Ruskin
    The Nature of Gothic (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    Ruskin's famous essay The Nature of Gothic first appeared as a chapter in his 1853 The Stones of Venice. It proved highly popular and took on a life of its own. Ruskin inspired Morris. This essay added fuel to another phase of the Gothic Revival in Britain.This facsimile reproduces Ruskin's essay together with a preface by Arts and Crafts designer William Morris, added to a reprint first published...

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  • Love's Meinie by John Ruskin
    Love's Meinie (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    1. Among the more splendid pictures in the Exhibition of the Old Masters, this year, you cannot but remember the Vandyke portraits of the two sons of the Duke of Lennox. I think you cannot but remember it, because it would be difficult to find, even among the works of Vandyke, a more striking representation of the youth of our English noblesse; nor one in which the painter had more exerted...

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  • Lectures on Landscape by John Ruskin
    Lectures on Landscape (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    1. In my inaugural lecture, I stated that while holding this professorship I should direct you, in your practical exercises, chiefly to natural history and landscape. And having in the course of the past year laid the foundational elements of art sufficiently before you, I will invite you, now, to enter on real work with me; and accordingly I propose during this and the following term to give you...

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  • The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin
    The Ethics of the Dust (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    The Ethics of the Dust

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  • Sesame and Lilies by John Ruskin
    Sesame and Lilies (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    In his day, John Ruskin (1819-1900) held the power to make or break artists with his critical reviews. He served as benefactor to many artists, and was a huge supporter of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. Ruskin still to this day has many schools named after him, including the fine arts program, Ruskin College, at Oxford, his alma mater. His legacy holds the titles poet and artist as well, as he wrote...

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  • Unto This Last by John Ruskin
    Unto This Last (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    Originally published in "Cornhill" magazine, "Unto This Last" is a series of four essays on the politics of economics. Considered by Ruskin as one of his most important works, "Unto This Last" argues that economics, art and science must have a foundation in morality. Ruskin, who cannot be strictly labeled as a liberal or conservative in his political ideology, crafts a thought-provoking exposition...

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  • The Queen of the Air by John Ruskin
    The Queen of the Air (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    The Queen of the Air

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  • Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne by John Ruskin
    Time and Tide by Weare and Tyne (English, Paperback) John Ruskin

    1. You have now everything I have yet published on political economy; but there are several points in these books of mine which I intended to add notes to, and it seems little likely I shall get that soon done. So I think the best way of making up for the want of these is to write you a few simple letters, which you can read to other people, or send to be printed, if you like, in any of your...

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  • The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin
    The King of the Golden River (English, Paperback) John Ruskin, Richard Doyle

    The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers: A Legend of Stiria by John Ruskin. Illustrated by Richard Doyle. The King of the Golden River or The Black Brothers: A Legend of Stiria by John Ruskin was originally written in 1841 for the twelve-year-old Effie (Euphemia) Gray, whom Ruskin later married. It was published in book form in 1851, and became an early Victorian classic which...

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