Tim Hilton John Ruskin: The Early Years

ISBN 13: 9780300082654

John Ruskin: The Early Years

3.36 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780300082654: John Ruskin: The Early Years
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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 It draws on the complete text of Ruskin's diaries and many thousands of unpublished letters and other documents to provide fresh insight into the background and content of Ruskin's numerous books.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

He was the most famous and influential art critic of his age, and not so incidentally a stern critic of 19th-century English society, but John Ruskin (1819-1900) was so deeply Victorian in thought and expression that he has been out of fashion virtually since his death. British art historian Tim Hilton introduces Ruskin to modern readers in a meticulously researched biography that elucidates his groundbreaking contributions to the study and appreciation of art without mincing words about his personal problems. The Early Years covers the writing of Modern Painters, whose first volume made the 24-year-old Ruskin's reputation as a champion of contemporary artists like J.M.W. Turner, and of The Stones of Venice, which spearheaded England's Gothic revival. Hilton also examines Ruskin's close relationship with his parents and disastrous six-year marriage to Effie Gray, who received an annulment in 1854 because her husband had refused to consummate their union. (Hilton later concludes that Ruskin was sexually attracted only to preadolescent girls.) Lengthy quotations from Ruskin's diaries and letters vividly convey his personality: passionate in intellectual and social matters, argumentative, often insensitive, and prone to crippling depression. Closing in 1859, a time of frustration and stagnation for Ruskin, Hilton looks forward to his subject's mellowing of character and deepening of convictions in the half-century to come. --Wendy Smith

About the Author:

Tim Hilton, a regular contributor to the Times Literary Supplement, has written the catalogues for a number of significant exhibitions and has taught both painting and art history in several British art schools.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Tim Hilton
Published by U.S.A.: Yale University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0300082657 ISBN 13: 9780300082654
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mima Mia Books
(BROOKLINE, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U.S.A.: Yale University Press, 2000. Soft cover. Condition: New. 10156 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Seller Inventory # Z173D

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Tim Hilton
Published by Yale University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0300082657 ISBN 13: 9780300082654
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110300082657

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 54.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Tim Hilton
ISBN 10: 0300082657 ISBN 13: 9780300082654
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0300082657

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 75.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Tim Hilton
Published by Yale University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0300082657 ISBN 13: 9780300082654
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0300082657

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Tim Hilton
Published by Yale University Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0300082657 ISBN 13: 9780300082654
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Yale University Press, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0300082657n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 221.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds