John ruskin

Learn about the influential artist, writer, and social thinker John Ruskin. Discover how his ideas continue to shape the fields of art, architecture, and social reform today.
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I can no longer sum up John Ruskin as neatly as I did when I was working at the Morgan Library. I was a young, privateering scholar then, conducting swift, efficient raids on the legacy of one writer after another as the manuscript exhibition came together. Ruskin was a prescient critic of the industrializing world around him and an early witness of climate change, as Tim Barringer notes in Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of Ruskin, the catalog accompanying the exhibition of the same name…

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John Ruskin - Venice, the Ducal Palace, Renaissance capitals, 1851

John Ruskin - Venice, the Ducal Palace, Renaissance capitals, 1851

John Ruskin, 1819-1900, English, Ornaments from Rouen, St. Lo, and Venice, 1849. Etching. Plate I from "The Seven Lamps of Architecture in Works", Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent, 1889. Art, Art Nouveau, Croquis, Draw, Art Drawings, Architecture, Fine Art, Illustration Art, Architecture Drawing

The Seven Lamps of Architecture is an extended essay, first published in May 1849 and written by the English art critic and theorist John Ruskin. The 'lamps' of the title are Ruskin's principles of architecture, which he later enlarged upon in the three-volume The Stones of Venice. To an extent, they codified some of the contemporary thinking behind the Gothic Revival. At the

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