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Ruskin, Studies in Both Arts: Being Ten Subjects Drawn and Described.

Ruskin, Studies in Both Arts: Being Ten Subjects Drawn and Described.

Ruskin, John. Studies in Both Arts: Being Ten Subjects Drawn and Described. First Edition. Orpington and London, George Allen, 1895. 38 x 28 cm. 72 pages. With ten Plates and Illustrations in text. Decorated cloth hard cover. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Age darkened. Internally some mild foxing and some damp stains. Complete with all Plates. See images.

John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, philosopher, prominent social thinker, and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany, and political economy.
His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. He wrote essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, architectural structures, and ornamentation.
The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art gave way in time to plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society.
He was hugely influential in the latter half of the 19th century and up to the First World War. After a period of relative decline, his reputation has steadily improved since the 1960s with the publication of numerous academic studies of his work. Today, his ideas and concerns are widely recognised as having anticipated interest in environmentalism, sustainability, and craft.

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Ruskin, Studies in Both Arts: Being Ten Subjects Drawn and Described.
Ruskin, Studies in Both Arts: Being Ten Subjects Drawn and Described.
Ruskin, Studies in Both Arts: Being Ten Subjects Drawn and Described.
Ruskin, Studies in Both Arts: Being Ten Subjects Drawn and Described.
Ruskin, Studies in Both Arts: Being Ten Subjects Drawn and Described.
Ruskin, Studies in Both Arts: Being Ten Subjects Drawn and Described.

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