Ruskin's Artists Studies in the Victorian Visual Economy
This was first published in 2000: A study of John Ruskin's engagement with art and architecture as a critic, a patron and a teacher. It offers insights into both his writings and the visual economy of the Victorian world. Each essay examines Ruskin's relationship with an individual artist or a distinct aspect of art practice. J.M.W. Turner, D.G. Rossetti, W. Holman Hunt and E. Burne-Jones are among those artists discussed whose personal relationships with Ruskin affected his critical writing. Ruskin's attitude to women artists and his approach to the teaching of art are given special attention.
’all are good; some, outstanding.’ Choice ’No reader could come away from this book without an enhanced sense of Ruskin’s integrity and idealism.’ Peter Faulkner, The Journal of the William Morris Society '... Hewison's collection provides fresh insights into the visual economy of the Victorian period... The range of material covered in [this] excellent critical work makes us acutely aware of what an influential and towering figure Ruskin was throughout most of the nineteenth century...' Cynthia J. Gamble, Nineteenth-Century Contexts