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Ruskin in Perspective free pdf Moving laterally across John Ruskin's complete work, this new anthology draws his ideas together around the common theme of perspective. Grouped into three parts (Art and Literature, Aesthetics and Politics, Geography and Landscape), the essays examine Ruskin's critical intervention both within its own period and in relation to its contemporary legacy. Drawing upon literary theory, art criticism, political, social and cultural history and biographical studies, the essays offer a new and exciting interdisciplinary approach to understanding the scale and relevance of Ruskin's thought. Topics include the role of the reader in Ruskin's work, Anglo-European encounters, Ruskin's style and political influence, national and cultural heritage, the aesthetics of painting, perspective and the sublime, and the impact of geology and evolutionary theory upon Ruskin and nineteenth-century culture. Illustrated throughout with examples from Ruskin's own art-work as well as the artists admired by him (such as J.M.W. Turner), the anthology will be invaluable for readers interested not only in Ruskin as writer, critic and commentator but also in his position within the changing currents of nineteenth and twentieth-century intellectual thought. This collection shows how Ruskin can still teach us to read and see. It breathes enthusiasm and scholarly care in a way that will appeal to a wide range of readers. "I am very impressed by the wealth of illustration in the book, which seems to me indispensable for an understanding of Ruskin's thought and its relevance to us. The choice of contributors is harmonious and refreshing - established authorities rub shoulders with rising scholars. This really is an unusually vibrant, well thought-through and valuable collection on a key formative figure in the history of literature, art and criticism." (Dr. Sarah Wood, University of Kent).

About Carmen Casaliggi

Carmen Casaliggi lectures in English Literature at the University of Limerick in Ireland. She has published several articles on Ruskin and Turner, and is the author of Ruskin and Turner: Reading and Seeing the Harbours of England (CSP, forthcoming). Paul March-Russell teaches English and Comparative Literature at the University of Kent. He has published several articles on Modernism, small-press poetry and critical theory, edited May Sinclair's Uncanny Stories for Wordsworth Classics (2006), and is the author of The Short Story: An Introduction (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming).

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Author : Carmen Casaliggi
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 November 2010
ISBN : 1443825018
EAN : 9781443825016
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 265 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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