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John Ruskin

(1819—1900) art critic and social critic

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Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John (1819)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
6,116 words

(1819–1900), English art critic and social theorist known especially for his four-volume Modern Painters. ...

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Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
180 words

(1819–1900), author, artist, and social reformer. His The King of the Golden River, or The Black Brothers, a ...

Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
2,890 words
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A few months after his death, the Quarterly Review eulogized John Ruskin (1819–1900) as “the last of the ...

Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John (1819–1900)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
79 words

Throughout most of his adult life, Ruskin acquired more than 90 medieval illuminated MSS—the majority western, but some oriental—spanning the ...

Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John (1819–1900)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
347 words

whose The King of the Golden River might be regarded as the first English fairy story for children. Though it ...

Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John (1819–1900)   Reference library

Philip Collins

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
216 words

seems never to have met Dickens (who is recorded as having read his Seven Lamps of Architecture but nothing else), ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
81 words

A strong religious conviction was the basis for Ruskin's advocacy of Gothic naturalism as the best style through which to ...

Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John (8 Feb. 1819)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Art (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
773 words

(b London, 8 Feb. 1819; d Brantwood, nr. Coniston, Cumberland, 20 Jan. 1900). ...

English writer, artist, social

Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John (1819–1900)   Reference library

Kelley E. Wilder

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
142 words

Although Ruskin wrote that photography could never be art, and frequently denounced its mechanical nature in The Stones of Venice ...

Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John (1819–1900)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
356 words
Charlotte Brontë delighted in all Ruskin's works, his eloquent forceful prose and his earnest content, likening him to ‘a consecrated Priest of the Abstract and Ideal’ and appreciating his ... More
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Ruskin, John (1819–1900)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
208 words

(1819–1900) ...

English writer. Ruskin, who was born in London to wealthy, indulgent parents, was a precocious child

Ruskin, John

Ruskin, John (1819–1900)   Reference library

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
3,387 words

John Ruskin was born the son of John James Ruskin, a prosperous wine merchant, at 54 Hunter Street in ...

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