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The Worlds of John Ruskin
  • Publisher Pallas Athene
  • Size 21 x 25cm

The Worlds of John Ruskin

Kevin Jackson

Title to accompany the National Galleries of Scotland exhibition John Ruskin | Artist and Observer, from 4th July − 28th September 2014 at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Ruskin is one of the most influential and exhilarating writers in English. Art critic, architectural visionary, social reformer, climate warner and incomparable teacher: Ruskin’s words not only transformed Victorian England but speak to us with increasing urgency today. This is the first general introduction to Ruskin for many years, and the first to situate him in the social, economic and aesthetic world of Victorian Britain that he transformed – and to show how this transformation has much to teach us today. It is also the first to be fully illustrated, with pictures ranging from private notes, and lecture diagrams to presentation drawings – including some of the most beautiful images of the nineteenth century and many never before published. General readers, students, and anyone interested in getting to know one of the most original minds of the 19th – or any – century will welcome this book.

Kevin Jackson is a Visiting Professor at University College London; he has produced scores of television and radio programmes for the BBC, been the Assistant Arts Editor of The Independent, and has written over twenty books. These include A Ruskin Alphabet (2000) and three comic books based on Ruskin’s work for the Ruskin Today programme of the Ruskin Foundation.

160pp, with 165 illustrations
paperback 210 x 250 mm


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