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Casteras, Susan P.

Overview
Works: 85 works in 214 publications in 3 languages and 4,719 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biographies  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: N7483.R8, 759.2
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Most widely held works by Susan P Casteras
John Ruskin and the Victorian eye by John Ruskin( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six essays gathered in this book present an engaging look at the art and ideas of Victorian art critic John Ruskin, considered by many to be the greatest tastemaker of his time. Ruskin first came to fame in the 1840s for his articulate, impassioned defense of the paintings of J.M.W. Turner; later he championed the efforts of Pre-Raphaelite artists such as Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Elizabeth Siddal. As a lecturer at the University of Oxford and founder of the Saint George's Museum in Sheffield, England, Ruskin strove to instill in his followers a respect for craftsmanship and reverence for historic monuments. He actively promoted art education for all classes of people and spoke out continually against the social ills of his day. Ruskin believed that an artist's true gift was the power to see and to communicate moral as well as physical realities, and that insistence on the "art of seeing" serves as a unifying thread throughout the essays in this book, each of which addresses a different aspect of the critic's art and thought. Robert Hewison, a Ruskin scholar and theater critic for the London Sunday Times, recounts pivotal moments in Ruskin's life that were motivated by his encounters with Renaissance artworks. George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art at Brown University, discusses Ruskin's writing style, describing his "word paintings" and the evangelical prose with which he urged his readers to develop their own perceptive abilities. As a former art dealer and expert in British Victorian art, Christopher Newall brings special insight into Ruskin's own distinctive drawings. Susan Phelps Gordon, Curator of European Art at the Phoenix Art Museum, relates Ruskin's critical reaction to the art of his time, including the infamous Whistler vs. Ruskin libel trial of 1878 as well as Ruskin's relationships with and aspirations for the artists he supported. Anthony Lacy Gully, Associate Professor of Art History at Arizona State University, explores Ruskin's fascination with the natural world and his clashes with the scientific community. Susan P. Casteras, Curator of Paintings at the Yale Center for British Art and a lecturer in art history at Yale College, looks at Ruskin's theories on museums and their installations as he applied them in his Saint George's Museum, which he founded for the education of the miners of Sheffield. Complementing the essays are 179 beautiful illustrations - 40 in color - of works by Turner, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Siddal, John Everett Millais, James Tissot, and many other artists; also included are a number of watercolors and drawings by Ruskin himself. A chronology of Ruskin's life, a bibliography, and an index round out this fascinating and very readable volume, which should remain a valuable resource for art lovers, Ruskin scholars, and Victoriana enthusiasts for many years to come
English Pre-Raphaelitism and its reception in America in the nineteenth century by Susan P Casteras( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and English, Old and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of Victorian womanhood in English art by Susan P Casteras( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-Raphaelite art in its European context( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed: Yale University, Collection of new essays, Black & white illustrations
The Grosvenor Gallery : a palace of art in Victorian England by Yale Center for British Art( Book )

15 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Redgrave, 1804-1888 by Richard Redgrave( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian childhood : paintings selected from the Forbes Magazine collection by Christopher Forbes by Susan P Casteras( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The substance or the shadow : images of Victorian womanhood by Susan P Casteras( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggle for fame : Victorian women artists and authors by Susan P Casteras( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocket cathedrals : Pre-Raphaelite book illustration by Susan P Casteras( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Smetham : artist, author, pre-Raphaelite associate by Susan P Casteras( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edmund J. and Suzanne McCormick Collection by Susan P Casteras( Book )

8 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virtue rewarded : Victorian paintings from the Forbes Magazine Collection : catalogue by Susan P Casteras( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The defining moment : Victorian narrative paintings from the Forbes Magazine Collection by Susan P Casteras( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Macdowell Eakins, 1851-1938 : May 4-June 10, 1973 by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard times : social realism in Victorian art by Julian Treuherz( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloomsbury artists at Charleston : paintings from the Reader's Digest Collection : August 23-October 25, 1987, the Katonah Gallery, Katonah, New York( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vanessa Bell, 1879-1961 : an exhibition of her paintings, drawings, designs, prints, and book jackets by Vassar College( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian childhood by Susan P Casteras( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English idylls : the Edmund J. and Suzanne McCormick collection of Victorian art( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Grosvenor Gallery : a palace of art in Victorian England
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Casteras Susan Paulette

Casteras, Susan Paulette 1949-

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