The study of Ruskin’s work and influence is now a feature of several critical disciplines. New Approaches to Ruskin, first published in 1981, reflects this, gathering some of the most distinguished writers on Ruskin and joining them with others who have undertaken significant research in the field of Ruskin studies. The authors were all specially commissioned for this volume and were chosen to represent as wide a variety of approaches as possible to this key figure of nineteenth-century culture. This book is ideal for students of art history.
Table of Contents
Editor’s Preface; A Note of the References; A Note on the Contributors; 1. Ruskin’s Testament of the Boyhood Faith: Sermons on the Pentateuch 2. Ruskin and the ‘Ancient Masters’ in Modern Painters 3. Ruskin, the Workman and the Savageness of Gothic 4. ‘Rust and Dust’: Ruskin’s Pivotal Work 5. Ruskin and Political Economy: Unto this last 6. Ruskin as Victorian Sage: The Example of ‘Traffic’ 7. Towards the Labyrinth: Ruskin’s Lectures as Slade Professor of Art 8. Ruskin’s Benediction: A Reading of Fors Clavigera 9. Ruskin and the Science of Prosperpina 10. A Stone of Ruskin’s Venice 11. Political Questing: Ruskin, Morris and Romance 12. Ruskin, Fors Clavigera and Ruskinism, 1870-1900 13. Afterword: Ruskin and the Institutions