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Ruskin, John 1819-1900

Works: 7,881 works in 22,672 publications in 16 languages and 229,399 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Art  Fairy tales  Fiction  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Lectures 
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Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Contributor, Artist, Other, Dedicatee, Narrator, Collaborator, zxx
Classifications: PR5252, 824.8
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Sesame and lilies by John Ruskin( Book )

677 editions published between 1817 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin's 'Sesame and Lilies', first published in 1865, is a classic 19th-century statement on the natures and duties of men and women. This volume reunites the two halves of the work: 'Of Kings' Treasuries' and 'Of Queens' Gardens', along with essays placing the work in historical context
The king of the Golden river by John Ruskin( Book )

421 editions published between 1841 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The East Wind and the King of the Golden River turn two cruel brothers into black stones, but kindly Gluck, youngest in the family, is rewarded for his unselfishness
"Unto this last" : four essays on the first principles of political economy by John Ruskin( Book )

353 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most influential art theorist and critic of his age, an outstanding man of letters, a sensitive painter and draughtsman, Ruskin's social criticism shocked and angered the establishment and many of his admirers. First and foremost an outcry against injustice and inhumanity, 'Unto this last' is also a closely argued assault on the science of political economy, which dominated the Victorian period. Ruskin was a profoundly conservative man who looked back to the Middle Ages as a Utopia, yet his ideas had a considerable influence on the British socialist movement. And in making his powerful moral and aesthetic case against the dangers of unhindered industrialization he was strangely prophetic. This volume shows the astounding range and depth of Ruskin's work, and in an illuminating introduction the editor reveals the consistency of Ruskin's philosophy and his adamant belief that questions of economics, art and science could not be separated from questions of morality. In Ruskin's words, 'There is no wealth but life'"--Back cover
The elements of drawing by John Ruskin( Book )

248 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a comprehensive explanation of techniques for both the professional artist and the student
The crown of wild olive : four lectures on work, traffic, war, and the future of England by John Ruskin( Book )

327 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four lectures on work, traffic, war and the future of England
The stones of Venice by John Ruskin( Book )

149 editions published between 1851 and 1979 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatise on architecture by John Ruskin. It was published in three volumes in 1851-53. Ruskin wrote the work in order to apply to the architecture of Venice the general principles enunciated in his The Seven Lamps of Architecture. Volume I, The Foundations, discusses architecture and its functional and ornamental aspects and presents a brief history of Venice. In Volume II, The Sea Stories, Ruskin discusses the Byzantine period and the climactic development of Venetian life, its Gothic period. In Volume III, The Fall, Ruskin puts forth his thesis that the onset of the Renaissance caused the city's architectural decline. Ruskin contended that Gothic architecture expressed "a state of pure national faith, and h domestic virtue" while Renaissance architecture expressed "concealed national infidelity, and h domestic corruption."--The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
The ethics of the dust by John Ruskin( Book )

278 editions published between 1865 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1866 book is comprised of the lectures that Ruskin gave to various girls' schools on the fundamentals of mineralogy. Rather than in a lecture format, however, the information is conveyed in the form of a delightful dialogue between Ruskin and his students. Interesting and engaging
Modern painters by John Ruskin( Book )

127 editions published between 1846 and 1956 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V.1. pt. I: Of general principles.--pt. II: Of truth.--v.2. pt. III: Of ideas of beauty.--v.3. pt. IV: Of many things.--v.4. pt. V: Of mountain beauty.--v.5. pt. VI: Of leaf beauty. pt. VII: Of cloud beauty. pts. VIII-IX: Of ideas of relation.-[v.6] Index
The genius of John Ruskin by John Ruskin( Book )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No figure among the Victorians surpasses John Ruskin in magnitude of genius, modernity of message, or mastery of prose. Yet for the first half-century after his death in 1900, his genius lay largely undiscovered. First published in 1963, John D: Rosenberg's The Genius of John Ruskin aimed to make Ruskin's ideas and writings accessible to the modern, and it quickly became a classic. Long out of print, this important anthology is now available with a new foreword and an expanded and updated bibliography that takes into account recent directions in Ruskin scholarship
Mornings in Florence by John Ruskin( Book )

257 editions published between 1871 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume containing the printed title page, preface, and table of contents to "The shephard's tower," being the photographic illustrations to part IV of Ruskin's "Mornings in Florence"; "End of sixth morning," AMs 1 p.; "The Baptistry of Florence," AMs 5 p.; "The Spanish Chapel," AMs 2 p. memoranda; "The visible church," printed proofs 11 p.; and a signed autograph letter from R. Caird, with notes on St. Jerome, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the symbolism of the Cross, dated 1881
The lamp of beauty; writings on art by John Ruskin( Book )

32 editions published between 1959 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin was arguably the most important critic of the 19th century. His influence affected the course of British art and architecture and this book provides in a single volume his finest essays, teachings and appreciations of works of art
Pre-Raphaelitism : lectures on architecture & painting, &c. by John Ruskin( Book )

180 editions published between 1845 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen of the air : being a study of the Greek myths of cloud and storm by John Ruskin( Book )

233 editions published between 1869 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a unique 1869 take on Greek mythology, the influential Victorian-Edwardian sage considers the myth of the goddess Athena. Ruskin asks us to consider Athena in the heavens, the earth, and the heart" as a vital force in the material world channeled by those leading virtuous lives and also as the directress of the imagination and will."
Lectures on art by John Ruskin( Book )

128 editions published between 1870 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1869 Ruskin was appointed the Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford. His inaugural lectures, delivered between February 8th and March 23rd of 1870, focused on the limits and elementary practice of art, and were published in book form later that year. In the lectures, Ruskin offers his keen insights on art and its relation to religion, morality, and every day life, as well as a detailed analysis on the meaning of line, light, and color. Ruskin later called the lectures his most important piece of literary work
Beyond the looking glass : extraordinary works of fantasy and fairy tale by Jonathan Cott( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes ten famous works, including "The King of the Golden River" by John Ruskin, "The Golden Key" by George MacDonald, and "Goblin Market" by Christina Rossetti
The two paths : being lectures on art and its application to decoration and manufacture, delivered in 1858-9 by John Ruskin( Book )

169 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Two Paths, Ruskin connects his theories of art with economic and practical life. The central theme of Ruskin's theories of art was that contented individuals-working within a just society and striving to capture the essence of nature-produce fine and noble art, while corrupt and despondent individuals-working within an unjust society and relying on the tools of the machine age-produce inferior art. Ruskin's essays anticipate and complement theoretical approaches by critics such as Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and Max Horkheimer. Offering a reconsideration of the rhetorical tradition from a visual perspective, this Prospects in Visual Rhetoric Critical Edition is the only edition of The Two Paths currently in print. The introductions and annotations were designed to facilitate critical discussions of Ruskin's theories of art, his role as a social reformer, his visual rhetoric, and the historical/political contexts of his work. The editor's notes define names and cultural allusions in the text, which also includes all appendices and Ruskin's own introduction and illustrations
Time & tide; Notes on the construction of sheepfolds; Lecture to the Cambridge school of art &c by John Ruskin( Book )

125 editions published between 1867 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1867 volume contains twenty-five letters written by Ruskin to Mr. Thomas Dixon, a working cork-cutter of Sunderland, on the occasion of debates over Parliamentary reform in the area of workers' rights
Selections and essays by John Ruskin( Book )

14 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading art patron, lecturer, and author of the Victorian era, John Ruskin was also one of the period's foremost art and social critics. This anthology features excerpts from some of his best-known books, including Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice, on the subjects he held most dear: nature, art, and society
Ruskin today by John Ruskin( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Ruskin : the portrait of a prophet by Peter Quennell( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in Undetermined and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The king of the Golden river"Unto this last" : four essays on the first principles of political economyThe elements of drawingThe genius of John RuskinMornings in FlorenceThe lamp of beauty; writings on artThe queen of the air : being a study of the Greek myths of cloud and stormLectures on artThe two paths : being lectures on art and its application to decoration and manufacture, delivered in 1858-9