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Ruskin Treasuries of Vulgarity

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Ruskin, the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist and philanthropist, wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin also penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, and architectural structures and ornamentation. He was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century, and up to the First World War. After a period of relative decline, his reputation has steadily improved since the 1960s with the publication of numerous academic studies of his work. Today, his ideas and concerns are widely recognised as having anticipated interest in environmentalism, sustainability and craft.Bound in red leather with gilt lettering and device. Slight damage to corners and edges. Contains a bookplate and name stamp on the front end papers, but otherwise in VGC.

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Author(s):
Ruskin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6.8 x 10.7 cm
Edition:
1906
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
57
Publisher:
George Allen
Title:
Ruskin Treasuries of Vulgarity

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Ruskin, the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist and philanthropist, wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin also penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, and architectural structures and ornamentation. He was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century, and up to the First World War. After a period of relative decline, his reputation has steadily improved since the 1960s with the publication of numerous academic studies of his work. Today, his ideas and concerns are widely recognised as having anticipated interest in environmentalism, sustainability and craft.Bound in red leather with gilt lettering and device. Slight damage to corners and edges. Contains a bookplate and name stamp on the front end papers, but otherwise in VGC.

Author(s):
Ruskin
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6.8 x 10.7 cm
Edition:
1906
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
57
Publisher:
George Allen
Title:
Ruskin Treasuries of Vulgarity

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