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JOHN RUSKIN AND THE VICTORIAN EYE. Susan P. Casteras et al. Phoenix Art Museum, 1993. Published in association with Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 224 pp. with 179 ills. (40 col.). 29 x 22 cm. LC 92-30289 ISBN 0910407274 In English.
Presents a scholarly study of the philosophy, art and influence of renowned British critic and theorist Ruskin (1819-1900), featuring six substantial essays discussing his enthusiastic support for and vehement opposition to particular artists and trends of the Victorian era, the role of specific Renaissance art works in the formation of his aesthetic views, his achievements as a draughtsman, his compelling writing style, his fascination with natural history, and his museological theories. Accompanying the texts are reproductions and concise discussions of some 150 paintings, drawings and watercolors featured in the exhibition, including more than 40 compositions by Ruskin as well as many works by Turner, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Millais and other artists he championed.
Artist(s):Ruskin, John
Indexing: Western, Europe — Great Britain — 1800-1900 — Several Media
Plans: 01,06,07,08,09,17
Worldwide Number: 023957
Paperbound $40.00    

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