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The Wider Sea

The Wider Sea

A Life of John Ruskin

  • Author: John Dixon Hunt
  • Publisher: Viking Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, English
  • Page: 512
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The Desire of My Eyes

The Desire of My Eyes

The Life & Work of John Ruskin

  • Author: Wolfgang Kemp,Jan Van Heurck
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780374523480
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 528
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This "tour de force of analysis" (Joel Agee) examines the life and work of the prolific, visionary writer, painter and critic. Kemp finds in Ruskin's life -- which spanned the same years as Queen Victoria's and thus embodied the Victorian era itself -- a faithful mirror of the history and psychological evolution of his age.

Effie

Effie

The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, Ruskin and Millais

  • Author: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN: 9780715648575
  • Category: Art critics
  • Page: 296
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'A joy to read. A wonderful, rich book' -- Emma Thompson. 'Effie Gray?s story is extraordinary and Cooper feasts upon it with appetite' -- Literary Review. 'An exceptional book' -- Scotsman. The Scottish beauty Effie Gray is the heroine of a great Victorian love story. Married at 19 to John Ruskin, she found herself trapped in an unconsummated union. She would fall in love with her husband's protege, John Everett Millais, and inspire some of his most memorable art, but controversy and tragedy continued to stalk her. Suzanne Fagence Cooper has gained exclusive access to Effie's family letters and diaries to show the rise and fall of the Pre -Raphaelite circle from a new perspective, through the eyes of a woman whose charm and ambition helped to shape the careers of both her husbands. Effie Gray is a compelling portrait of the extraordinary woman behind some of the greatest paintings of the Victorian era.

Effie

Effie

The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais

  • Author: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9781429962384
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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Effie Gray, a beautiful and intelligent young socialite, rattled the foundations of England's Victorian age. Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, the leading art critic of the time, she found herself trapped in a loveless, unconsummated union after Ruskin rejected her on their wedding night. On a trip to Scotland she met John Everett Millais, Ruskin's protégé, and fell passionately in love with him. In a daring act, Effie left Ruskin, had their marriage annulled and entered into a long, happy marriage with Millais. Suzanne Fagence Cooper has gained exclusive access to Effie's previously unseen letters and diaries to tell the complete story of this scandalous love triangle. In Cooper's hands, this passionate love story also becomes an important new look at the work of both Ruskin and Millais with Effie emerging as a key figure in their artistic development. Effie is a heartbreakingly beautiful book about three lives passionately entwined with some of the greatest paintings of the pre-Raphaelite period.

Art and Life

Art and Life

A Ruskin Anthology

  • Author: John Ruskin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 593
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The Life And Work of John Ruskin

The Life And Work of John Ruskin

  • Author: W. G. Collingwood
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781417948260
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 592
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1893. Two Volumes in One. With portraits and other illustrations. A study of the life and works of Ruskin, the greatest Victorian bar Victoria, written by a man who had known him for more than 20 years. He was an artist, scientist, poet, environmentalist, philosopher, and preeminent art critic of his time. Collingwood traces his life from its origin in London to his last days, which were spent in seclusion at Brantwood on Lake Coniston, following a mental breakdown owing to his disappointment in love over Rose la Touche. He was laid to rest in the Coniston Churchyard. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Praeterita

Praeterita

  • Author: John Ruskin
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191627364
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 480
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'For as I look deeper into the mirror, I find myself a more curious person than I had thought.' John Ruskin (1819-1900) was a towering figure of the nineteenth century: an art critic who spoke up for J. M. W. Turner and for the art of the Italian Middle Ages; a social critic whose aspiration for, and disappointment in, the future of Great Britain was expressed in some of the most vibrant prose in the language. Ruskin's incomplete autobiography was written between periods of serious mental illness at the end of his career, and is an eloquent analysis of the guiding powers of his life, both public and private. An elegy for lost places and people, Praeterita recounts Ruskin's intense childhood, his time as an undergraduate at Oxford, and, most of all, his journeys across France, the Alps, and northern Italy. Attentive to the human or divine meaning of everything around him, Praeterita is an astonishing account of revelation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Life and Writings of John Ruskin

Life and Writings of John Ruskin

  • Author: Ashmore Kyle Paterson Wingate
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Artists
  • Page: 203
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The Seven Lamps of Architecture

The Seven Lamps of Architecture

  • Author: John Ruskin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 186
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Praterita

Praterita

Outlines of Scenes and Thoughts, Perhaps Worthy of Memory in My Past Life

  • Author: John Ruskin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Life of John Ruskin

The Life of John Ruskin

  • Author: William Gershom Collingwood
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 427
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John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption

John Ruskin and the Ethics of Consumption

  • Author: David Melville Craig
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 9780813925585
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 422
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The first book on the Victorian critic and public intellectual John Ruskin by a scholar of religion and ethics, this work recovers both Ruskin's engaged critique of economic life and his public practice of moral imagination. With its reading of Ruskin as an innovative contributor to a tradition of ethics concerned with character, culture, and community, this book recasts established interpretations of Ruskin's place in nineteenth-century literature and aesthetics, challenges nostalgic diagnoses of the supposed historical loss of virtue ethics, and demonstrates the limitations of any politics that eschews common purpose as vital to individual agency and social welfare. Although Ruskin's moralistic efforts did not always allow for democratic individuality, equality, and contestation, his eclecticism, Craig argues, helps to correct these problems. Further, Ruskin's interdisciplinary explorations of beauty, work, nature, religion, politics, and economic value reveal the ways in which his insights into the practical connections between aesthetics and ethics, and culture and character, might be applied to today’s debates about liberal modernity today. With the triumph of global capitalism, and the near-silence of any opposing voice, Ruskin’s model of an engaged reading of culture and his public practice of moral imagination deserve renewed attention. This book provides students in religion, politics, and social theory with a timely reintroduction to this timeless figure.

The Life and Work of John Ruskin

The Life and Work of John Ruskin

  • Author: William Gershom Collingwood
  • Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton, Mifflin
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, English
  • Page: 565
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The King of the Golden River

The King of the Golden River

  • Author: John Ruskin
  • Publisher: ebookspub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 40
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"The King of the Golden River" is a delightful fairy tale told with all Ruskin's charm of style, his appreciation of mountain scenery, and with his usual insistence upon drawing a moral. None the less, it is quite unlike his other writings. All his life long his pen was busy interpreting nature and pictures and architecture, or persuading to better views those whom he believed to be in error, or arousing, with the white heat of a prophet's zeal, those whom he knew to be unawakened. There is indeed a good deal of the prophet about John Ruskin. Though essentially an interpreter with a singularly fine appreciation of beauty, no man of the nineteenth century felt more keenly that he had a mission, and none was more loyal to what he believed that mission to be. While still in college, what seemed a chance incident gave occasion and direction to this mission. A certain English reviewer had ridiculed the work of the artist Turner. Now Ruskin held Turner to be the greatest landscape painter the world had seen, and he immediately wrote a notable article in his defense. Slowly this article grew into a pamphlet, and the pamphlet into a book, the first volume of "Modern Painters." The young man awoke to find himself famous. In the next few years four more volumes were added to "Modern Painters," and the other notable series upon art, "The Stones of Venice" and "The Seven Lamps of Architecture," were sent forth. Then, in 1860, when Ruskin was about forty years old, there came a great change. His heaven-born genius for making the appreciation of beauty a common possession was deflected from its true field. He had been asking himself what are the conditions that produce great art, and the answer he found declared that art cannot be separated from life, nor life from industry and industrial conditions. A civilization founded upon unrestricted competition therefore seemed to him necessarily feeble in appreciation of the beautiful, and unequal to its creation. In this way loyalty to his mission bred apparent disloyalty. Delightful discourses upon art gave way to fervid pleas for humanity. For the rest of his life he became a very earnest, if not always very wise, social reformer and a passionate pleader for what he believed to be true economic ideals. There is nothing of all this in "The King of the Golden River." Unlike his other works, it was written merely to entertain. Scarcely that, since it was not written for publication at all, but to meet a challenge set him by a young girl. The circumstance is interesting. After taking his degree at Oxford, Ruskin was threatened with consumption and hurried away from the chill and damp of England to the south of Europe. After two years of fruitful travel and study he came back improved in health but not strong, and often depressed in spirit. It was at this time that the Guys, Scotch friends of his father and mother, came for a visit to his home near London, and with them their little daughter Euphemia. The coming of this beautiful, vivacious, light-hearted child opened a new chapter in Ruskin's life. Though but twelve years old, she sought to enliven the melancholy student, absorbed in art and geology, and bade him leave these and write for her a fairy tale. He accepted, and after but two sittings, presented her with this charming story. The incident proved to have awakened in him a greater interest than at first appeared, for a few years later "Effie" Grey became John Ruskin's wife. Meantime she had given the manuscript to a friend. Nine years after it was written, this friend, with John Ruskin's permission, gave the story to the world. It was published in London in 1851, with illustrations by the celebrated Richard Doyle, and at once became a favorite. Three editions were printed the first year, and soon it had found its way into German, Italian, and Welsh. Since then countless children have had cause to be grateful for the young girl's challenge that won the story of Gluck's golden mug and the highly satisfactory handling of the Black Brothers by Southwest Wind, Esquire. For this edition new drawings have been prepared by Mr. Hiram P. Barnes. They very successfully preserve the spirit of Doyle's illustrations, which unfortunately are not technically suitable for reproduction here. In the original manuscript there was an epilogue bearing the heading "Charitie"—a morning hymn of Treasure Valley, whither Gluck had returned to dwell, and where the inheritance lost by cruelty was regained by love: The beams of morning are renewed The valley laughs their light to see And earth is bright with gratitude And heaven with charitie. R.H. COE

Desperate Romantics

Desperate Romantics

  • Author: Franny Moyle
  • Publisher: John Murray
  • ISBN: 1848548575
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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Their Bohemian lifestyle and intertwined love affairs shockingly broke 19th Century class barriers and bent the rules that governed the roles of the sexes. They became defined by love triangles, played out against the austere moral climate of Victorian England; they outraged their contemporaries with their loves, jealousies and betrayals, and they stunned society when their complex moral choices led to madness and suicide, or when their permissive experiments ended in addiction and death. The characters are huge and vivid and remain as compelling today as they were in their own time. The influential critic, writer and artist John Ruskin was their father figure and his apostles included the painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the designer William Morris. They drew extraordinary women into their circle. In a move intended to raise eyebrows for its social audacity, they recruited the most ravishing models they could find from the gutters of Victorian slums. The saga is brought to life through the vivid letters and diaries kept by the group and the accounts written by their contemporaries. These real-lie stories shed new light on the greatest nineteenth-century British art.

The Story of Ida, Epitaph on an Etrurian Tomb

The Story of Ida, Epitaph on an Etrurian Tomb

  • Author: John Ruskin
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781530620739
  • Category:
  • Page: 104
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The Story of Ida, Epitaph on an Etrurian Tomb by John Ruskin. This book is a reproduction of the original book published in 1883 and may have some imperfections such as marks or hand-written notes.

The king of the Golden River

The king of the Golden River

or, The black brothers : a legend of Stiria

  • Author: John Ruskin
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 68
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Green Victorians

Green Victorians

The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

  • Author: Vicky Albritton,Fredrik Albritton Jonsson
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022634004X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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From Henry David Thoreau to Bill McKibben, critics and philosophers have long sought to demonstrate how a sufficient life—one without constant, environmentally damaging growth—might still be rich and satisfying. Yet one crucial episode in the history of sufficiency has been largely forgotten. Green Victorians tells the story of a circle of men and women in the English Lake District who attempted to create a new kind of economy, turning their backs on Victorian consumer society in order to live a life dependent not on material abundance and social prestige but on artful simplicity and the bonds of community. At the center of their social experiment was the charismatic art critic and political economist John Ruskin. Albritton and Albritton Jonsson show how Ruskin’s followers turned his theory into practice in a series of ambitious local projects ranging from hand spinning and woodworking to gardening, archaeology, and pedagogy. This is a lively yet unsettling story, for there was a dark side to Ruskin’s community as well—racist thinking, paternalism, and technophobia. Richly illustrated, Green Victorians breaks new ground, connecting the ideas and practices of Ruskin’s utopian community with the problems of ethical consumption then and now.

The Poetry of Architecture

The Poetry of Architecture

  • Author: John Ruskin
  • Publisher: Litres
  • ISBN: 5041238960
  • Category: Art
  • Page: N.A
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The Countess

The Countess

  • Author: Gregory Murphy
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780822217367
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 69
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THE STORY: Based on one of the most notorious scandals of the Victorian Age, THE COUNTESS is a true account of madness, cruelty and obsession, and perhaps one of the greatest love stories of its time. In 1853, preeminent art critic John Ruskin, his