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John Ruskin (1819–1900)

Autor(a) de The King of the Golden River

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About the Author

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 por John Ruskin

The King of the Golden River (1850) 857 exemplares
On Art and Life (2004) 641 exemplares
The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849) 548 exemplares
The Elements of Drawing (1904) 303 exemplares
The Stones of Venice (1900) 177 exemplares
Unto This Last (1899) 169 exemplares
Traffic (1600) 166 exemplares
Selected Writings (John Ruskin) (2004) 150 exemplares
The Crown of Wild Olive (1885) 129 exemplares
Modern Painters (1856) 114 exemplares
The Lamp of Memory (2008) 109 exemplares
The Queen of the Air (1869) 108 exemplares
Mornings in Florence (1875) 108 exemplares
Praeterita/Dilecta (2005) 100 exemplares
The Ethics of the Dust (1865) 92 exemplares
Ruskin Today (1964) 71 exemplares
Selections and Essays (1918) 50 exemplares
The Bible of Amiens (1997) 42 exemplares
The Two Paths (1859) 42 exemplares
Precious thoughts (1897) 30 exemplares
The art criticism of John Ruskin (1987) 29 exemplares
The Nature of Gothic (1899) 28 exemplares
Fors Clavigera (1899) 27 exemplares
Time and tide (1872) 26 exemplares
The works of John Ruskin (1885) 25 exemplares
Selections From the Works of John Ruskin (1908) — Autor — 25 exemplares
The Poetry of Architecture (1893) 23 exemplares
Stones of Venice: Selections (1879) 21 exemplares
The Harbours of England (2007) 18 exemplares
Pre-Raphaelitism (1906) 18 exemplares
The Order of Release (1947) 15 exemplares
Little Masterpieces: John Ruskin (1901) 15 exemplares
Selected writings 11 exemplares
Modern Painters [abridged edition] (2000) — Autor — 11 exemplares
Frondes Agrestes (1893) 11 exemplares
Poems (1900) 10 exemplares
On Genius (On Series) (2011) 10 exemplares
Ruskin on Turner (1990) 10 exemplares
Stones of Venice [introductions] (1900) 10 exemplares
The Eagle's Nest (2009) 9 exemplares
The Elements of Perspective (1859) 7 exemplares
Selected prose of John Ruskin (1972) 7 exemplares
Beauty and Nature (2010) 7 exemplares
Kuninkaitten aarteet (1985) 7 exemplares
Selections from Ruskin (1927) 6 exemplares
On the old road (2008) 6 exemplares
Venice Approached (1992) 5 exemplares
Ecrits sur les Alpes (2013) 5 exemplares
Unto this last, and Traffic (1967) 5 exemplares
Unto this last & Other essays (1941) 5 exemplares
Verona and Other Lectures (1894) 5 exemplares
The King of the Golden River [play] (1992) — Original story — 4 exemplares
Titian (1911) 4 exemplares
Fors Clavigera Volume I- II (1880) 4 exemplares
Viaggio in Italia (2002) 4 exemplares
TEXTOS SOBRE NATURALEZA (1900) 4 exemplares
Modern Painters, Vol. 1 & 2 (2010) 3 exemplares
Fors Clavigera. Vol. II (1896) 3 exemplares
Praeterita, vol. 1 3 exemplares
Susam ve Zambaklar (2013) 3 exemplares
Letter to young girls 3 exemplares
The Drawings of John Ruskin (1972) 3 exemplares
Opere (1987) 2 exemplares
Work 2 exemplares
Natura 2 exemplares
Of queens' gardens (2010) 2 exemplares
How to See (2013) 2 exemplares
The Pocket Ruskin (1907) 2 exemplares
Ruskin as literary critic (1969) 2 exemplares
Turner (2023) 2 exemplares
Thoughts from Ruskin 2 exemplares
Die Steine von Venedig (2018) 1 exemplar
Työ, talous ja sielu (2021) 1 exemplar
Sur Turner (1983) 1 exemplar
Turner e i Preraffaelliti (1992) 1 exemplar
Sesamo e gigli 1 exemplar
Essays And Belles Lettres (2006) 1 exemplar
The Ruskin Birthday Book (1883) 1 exemplar
Diario italiano, 1840-1841 (1992) 1 exemplar
Vrednosti 1 exemplar
Art in England 1 exemplar
Mystery of life 1 exemplar
Pittori moderni 2 1 exemplar
A book of Ruskin 1 exemplar
Worte Ruskins 1 exemplar
Výklady o umění 1 exemplar
Ruskin's works 1 exemplar
John Ruskin (2012) 1 exemplar
Selected Works 1 exemplar
Banen der kunst 1 exemplar

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The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993) — Contribuidor — 370 exemplares
Architectural Theory: From the Renaissance to the Present (2003) — Contribuidor — 282 exemplares
The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 4th Edition, Volume 2 (1979) — Contribuidor — 250 exemplares
Prose of the Victorian Period (1938) — Contribuidor — 215 exemplares
The New Junior Classics Volume 05: Stories That Never Grow Old (1938) — Contribuidor — 213 exemplares
The Golden Treasury of Children's Literature Set (1961) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
A Treasury of Fantasy (1981) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Love Letters (1996) — Contribuidor — 182 exemplares
The Portable Victorian Reader (1972) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
The Young Folks' Shelf of Books, Volume 03: Magic in the Air (1962) — Contribuidor — 163 exemplares
A Documentary History of Art, Volume 3 (1966) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
The Twelve Dancing Princesses, and Other Fairy Tales (1964) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Victorian Fairy Tales: The Revolt of the Fairies and Elves (1987) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Victorian Fairy Tales (2014) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
Empire Writing: An Anthology of Colonial Literature 1870-1918 (1998) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Junior Classics Volume 06: Old-Fashioned Tales (1912) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Prose and Poetry for Appreciation (1934) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
German popular stories : translated from the Kinder und haus Märchen (1823) — Introdução, algumas edições17 exemplares
Masters of British Literature, Volume B (2007) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Fairy Poems (2023) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
I Preraffaelliti (1974) — Ilustrador — 15 exemplares
The Religion of Beauty: Selections from the Aesthetes (1950) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Englische Essays aus drei Jahrhunderten (1980) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
An Adult's Garden of Bloomers (1966) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum




Ruskin, O Ruskin, how oft I find
Thy languid musings echo in my mind!
therebelprince | 3 outras críticas | 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 | 2 outras críticas | Oct 22, 2023 |
ELockett | Sep 26, 2022 |



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