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The Works of John Ruskin

John Ruskin

Published by Cambridge University Press
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Title: The Works of John Ruskin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Paperback. 808 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 1.8in.The influence of John Ruskin (1819-1900), both on his own time and on artistic and social developments in the twentieth century, cannot 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 Minor Ruskiniana - extracts from letters, articles and reminiscences both by and about Ruskin. This thirty-seventh volume contains Volume 2 of Ruskins letters, covering the years 1870-1889. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781108008853

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Synopsis: The influence of John Ruskin (1819?1900), both on his own time and on artistic and social developments in the twentieth century, cannot 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 'Minor Ruskiniana' - extracts from letters, articles and reminiscences both by and about Ruskin. This thirty-seventh volume contains Volume 2 of Ruskin's letters, covering the years 1870?1889.

Book Description: This thirty-seventh volume of the magisterial Library Edition (1903?1912) of the works of John Ruskin contains Volume 2 of his letters.

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