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- DescriptionThe influence of John Ruskin (1819-1900), both on his own time and on artistic and social developments in the twentieth century, cant be over-stated. He changed Victorian perceptions of art, and was the main influence behind 'Gothic revival' architecture. As a social critic, he argued for the improvement of the condition of the poor, and against the increasing mechanisation of work in factories, which he believed was dull and soul-destroying. The thirty-nine volumes of the Library Edition of his works, published between 1903 and 1912, are themselves a remarkable achievement, in which his books and essays - almost all highly illustrated - are given a biographical and critical context in extended introductory essays and in the 'Mir Ruskiniana' - extracts from letters, articles and reminiscences both by and about Ruskin. This sixteenth volume contains essays and lectures on aesthetics.
- Author(s)John Ruskin
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication18/02/2010
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Works of John Ruskin
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note24 b/w illus.
- Weight810 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byAlexander Wedderburn,Sir Edward Tyas Cook
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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