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John Ruskin (1819–1900)

Autor(a) de The King of the Golden River

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Ruskin was one of the most influential man of letters of the nineteenth century. An only child, Ruskin was born in Surrey. He attended Christ Church, Oxford, from 1839 to 1842. His ties to his parents, especially his mother, were very strong, and she stayed with him at Oxford until 1840, when, mostrar mais showing ominous signs of consumption, he left for a long tour of Switzerland and the Rhineland with both parents. His journeys to France, Germany, and, especially, Italy formed a great portion of his education. Not only did these trips give him firsthand exposure to the art and architecture that would be the focus of much of his long career; they also helped shape what he felt was his main interest, the study of nature. Around this time Ruskin met the landscape artist J. M. W. Turner, for whose work he had developed a deep admiration and whom he lauded in his Modern Painters (1843). In 1848 Ruskin married Euphemia (Effie) Gray, a distant cousin 10 years his junior. This relationship has been the focus of much scholarship, for six years later the marriage was annulled on the grounds of nonconsummation, and in 1855 Effie married John Everett Millais, the Pre-Raphaelite painter and an acquaintance of Ruskin. During the years 1849--52, Ruskin lived in Venice, where he pursued a course of architectural studies, publishing The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849) and where he began The Stones of Venice (1851--53). It was also during this period that Ruskin's evangelicalism weakened, leading finally to his "unconversion" at Turin in 1858. His subsequent interest in political economy was clearly stated when, echoing his "hero," Carlyle, Ruskin remarked in the last volume of Modern Painters that greed is the deadly principle that guides English life. In a series of essays in Cornhill Magazine attacking the "pseudo-science" of political economists like J. S. Mill, David Ricardo, and Thomas Malthus, Ruskin argues that England should base its "political economy" on a paternalistic, Christian-based doctrine instead of on competition. The essays were not well received, and the series was canceled short of completion, but Ruskin published the collected essays in 1862 as Unto This Last. At the same time, he renewed his attacks on the political economists in Fraser's Magazine, later publishing these essays as Munera Pulveris (1872). From about 1862 until his death, Ruskin unsuccessfully fought depression. He was in love with Rose La Touche, whom he met when she was 11 and he 41. When she turned 18, Ruskin proposed, but the her parents opposed the marriage, and religious differences (she was devout; Ruskin was at this time a freethinker) kept them from ever marrying. La Touche died in 1875, insane, and three years later Ruskin experienced the first of seven attacks of madness that would plague him over the next 10 years. By 1869 Ruskin had accepted the first Slade Professorship of Fine Art at Oxford, begun his serial Fors Clavigera, been sued and found guilty of libel for his attack on Whistler in Fors Clavigera (he was fined a farthing), and resigned his professorship. Ruskin's work was instrumental in the formation of art history as a modern discipline. A capable artist, he complemented his technical understanding of art with insightful analysis and passionately held social ideals. His social writings are of interest today primarily as artifacts of the age, but his art criticism still holds an important place, especially in his appreciation of Turner. There is a vast number of works on Ruskin. From a literary standpoint, John Rosenberg's study, although dated because of many of its assumptions, is still an outstanding book. Jay Fellows's work is interesting and has caused much controversy among Ruskin scholars. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de John Ruskin

The King of the Golden River (1850) 860 cópias
On Art and Life (2004) 643 cópias
The Elements of Drawing (1904) 304 cópias
The Stones of Venice (1900) 178 cópias
Unto This Last (1920) 168 cópias
Traffic (1600) 168 cópias
The Crown of Wild Olive (1885) 129 cópias
Modern Painters (1856) 114 cópias
The Lamp of Memory (2008) 109 cópias
The Queen of the Air (1890) 108 cópias
Mornings in Florence (1875) 107 cópias
Praeterita/Dilecta (2005) 100 cópias
The Ethics of the Dust (1865) 92 cópias
Ruskin Today (1964) 71 cópias
Selections and Essays (1918) 52 cópias
The Bible of Amiens (1998) 42 cópias
The Two Paths (1859) 42 cópias
Precious thoughts (1897) 30 cópias
The Nature of Gothic (1899) 28 cópias
Fors Clavigera (1899) 27 cópias
Time and tide (1872) 26 cópias
Selections From the Works of John Ruskin (1908) — Autor — 25 cópias
The Poetry of Architecture (1893) 25 cópias
The works of John Ruskin (1885) 25 cópias
Stones of Venice: Selections (1879) 21 cópias
Pre-Raphaelitism (1906) 18 cópias
The Harbours of England (2007) 18 cópias
The Order of Release (1947) 15 cópias
Selected writings 11 cópias
Frondes Agrestes (1893) 11 cópias
Modern Painters [abridged edition] (2000) — Autor — 11 cópias
Poems (1900) 10 cópias
Ruskin on Turner (1990) 10 cópias
On Genius (On Series) (2011) 10 cópias
The Eagle's Nest (2009) 9 cópias
The Elements of Perspective (1859) 7 cópias
Kuninkaitten aarteet (1985) 7 cópias
Beauty and Nature (2010) 7 cópias
Selections from Ruskin (1927) 6 cópias
On the old road (2008) 6 cópias
Venice Approached (1992) 5 cópias
Unto this last, and Traffic (1967) 5 cópias
Ecrits sur les Alpes (2013) 5 cópias
Verona and Other Lectures (1894) 5 cópias
The King of the Golden River [play] (1992) — Original story — 4 cópias
Susam ve Zambaklar (2013) 4 cópias
Fors Clavigera Volume I- II (1880) 4 cópias
Viaggio in Italia (2002) 4 cópias
Titian (1911) 4 cópias
Modern Painters, Vol. 1 & 2 (2010) 3 cópias
Fors Clavigera. Vol. II (1896) 3 cópias
The Drawings of John Ruskin (1972) 3 cópias
Work 2 cópias
Opere (1987) 2 cópias
Natura 2 cópias
Of queens' gardens (2010) 2 cópias
How to See (2013) 2 cópias
The Pocket Ruskin (1907) 2 cópias
Ruskin as literary critic (1969) 2 cópias
Turner (2023) 2 cópias
Työ, talous ja sielu (2021) 1 exemplar(es)
Die Steine von Venedig (2018) 1 exemplar(es)
Delle tesorerie dei re 1 exemplar(es)
Sur Turner (1983) 1 exemplar(es)
SESAMO Y LIRIOS 1 exemplar(es)
Turner e i Preraffaelliti (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Zermatt (watercolour) 1 exemplar(es)
Stones of Venice Vol.6 1 exemplar(es)
The Works of John Ruskin, Volume X (2009) 1 exemplar(es)
Sarvodaya ( Gujarati Edition ) (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Works. Popular edition.] 2 series. (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
The Works of Ruskin 1 exemplar(es)
Sesamo e gigli 1 exemplar(es)
Essays And Belles Lettres (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
The Ruskin Birthday Book (1883) 1 exemplar(es)
Niewinne oko : szkice o sztuce (2011) 1 exemplar(es)
Diario italiano, 1840-1841 (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Letters to M.G. & H.G 1 exemplar(es)
Vrednosti 1 exemplar(es)
Il N'Y a de Richesse Que la Vie (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Art in England 1 exemplar(es)
Eight Ruskin Pamphlets 1 exemplar(es)
Mystery of life 1 exemplar(es)
Pittori moderni 2 1 exemplar(es)
A book of Ruskin 1 exemplar(es)
Arrows of the Chace. 2 volume set (1880) 1 exemplar(es)
Worte Ruskins 1 exemplar(es)
Výklady o umění 1 exemplar(es)
Ruskin's works 1 exemplar(es)
John Ruskin (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Selected Works 1 exemplar(es)
Banen der kunst 1 exemplar(es)

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Essays: English and American (1910) — Contribuinte — 603 cópias
The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Contribuinte, algumas edições556 cópias
The Victorian Fairytale Book (1988) — Contribuinte — 468 cópias
Critical Theory Since Plato (1971) — Contribuinte, algumas edições404 cópias
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuinte — 370 cópias
Architectural Theory: From the Renaissance to the Present (2003) — Contribuinte — 286 cópias
Prose of the Victorian Period (1958) — Contribuinte — 216 cópias
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Contribuinte — 212 cópias
A Treasury of Fantasy (1981) — Contribuinte — 185 cópias
Love Letters (1996) — Contribuinte — 184 cópias
The Portable Victorian Reader (1972) — Contribuinte — 177 cópias
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 03: Magic in the Air (1962) — Contribuinte — 165 cópias
A Documentary History of Art, Volume 3 (1966) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Other Fairy Tales (1964) — Contribuinte — 147 cópias
Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves (1987) — Contribuinte — 130 cópias
Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
The Junior Classics Volume 06: Old-Fashioned Tales (1912) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
German popular stories : translated from the Kinder und haus Märchen (1823) — Introdução, algumas edições17 cópias
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
I Preraffaelliti (1974) — Ilustrador — 15 cópias
Min skattkammare. D. 5, Noaks ark (1957) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
The Religion of Beauty: Selections from the Aesthetes (1950) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias


Conhecimento Comum




Ruskin, O Ruskin, how oft I find
Thy languid musings echo in my mind!
therebelprince | outras 2 resenhas | Apr 21, 2024 |
I've been reading essays from this bit by bit for quite some time. I really wish I'd made updates for each essay, because some were really extraordinary (commentaries on Gothic architecture), some were fascinating insights into the history of economics (Ruskin was an Adam Smith contemporary), and some were... just... huh (his fiction).
mmparker | Oct 24, 2023 |
Ruskin, again, came across to me as an opinionated bigot who was very pleased with himself and whom I would not have liked at all. Yes, he wrote and lectured some 150 years ago, and our social mores have changed considerably, but he annoyed me. Perhaps I might have enjoyed him as a lecturer, but the way these essays were presented (presumably "as Written") I very quickly got so disturbed that I could not follow his points. His continued use of phrases and clauses in apposition ruined any flow of information. They made the essays virtually unreadable. Even the book's editor added 28 pages of notes to explain what Ruskin was saying. The "Brief Sketch of the Author's Life" include was somewhat illuminating. The added commentary "Ruskin as Economist" was needed - to explain why Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch added the collection of essays to his Kings Treasuries of Literature.… (mais)
gmillar | outras 2 resenhas | Oct 22, 2023 |



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