Book: John Ruskin Biographies

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John Ruskin Biographies

Author: Tim Hilton
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Publisher: Yale University Press

These captivating and moving books (published in two volumes in 1988 and 2000 and combined in 2002) is the authoritative biography of John Ruskin, the most influential nineteenth-century critic of art and society. Drawing on the complete text of Ruskin’s diaries and many thousands of unpublished letters and other documents, Tim Hilton provides fresh insight into Ruskin’s literary achievement and tormented life. This edition also includes a new introduction by the author.

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Book:John Ruskin: Volume 1. The Early Years

John Ruskin: Volume 1. The Early Years

Tim Hilton

This is the authoritative biography of John Ruskin, the most influential nineteenth-century critic of art and society. It draws on the complete text of Ruskin’s diaries and many thousands of unpublished letters and other documents to provide fresh insight into the background and content of Ruskin’s numerous books.

Book:John Ruskin: Volume 2. The Later Years

John Ruskin: Volume 2. The Later Years

Tim Hilton

Following on from the first volume of his life of Ruskin, this second volume covers the years 1860 until his death in 1900. John Ruskin (1819-1900) is perhaps best known for his books on art criticism, The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849) and The Stones of Venice (1853), but his contribution as an artist is significant as well. In fact, his landscapes and portraits, with their wildness and organic energy, echo many of his critical ideas. Ruskin disliked classicism’s symmetry and order, preferring the rougher qualities of Gothic art. Likewise, he rejected machine-produced goods which he considered ‘dishonest,’ advocating craftsmanship. He came to be associated with the Arts & Crafts movement, along with William Morris. Ruskin founded a utopian arts and crafts community, putting his theory into practice.

Book:John Ruskin: Volumes 1 and 2

John Ruskin: Volumes 1 and 2

Tim Hilton

This captivating and moving book (previously published in two volumes in 1988 and 2000) is the authoritative biography of John Ruskin, the most influential nineteenth-century critic of art and society. Drawing on the complete text of Ruskin’s diaries and many thousands of unpublished letters and other documents, Tim Hilton provides fresh insight into Ruskin’s literary achievement and tormented life. This edition also includes a new introduction by the author.

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