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The Genius Of John Ruskin

Author : John Ruskin
ISBN : 0813917891
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This volume powerfully demonstrates the range and inexhaustible vitality of Ruskin's prose and will once again become an indispensable reference for Victorianists from a range of disciplines.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Genius Of Venice

Author : Dial Parrott
ISBN : 9780847840533
Genre : Architecture
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Combines in-depth authoritative information with more than 100 color photographs and maps, discussing the entire piazza complex's story as it reflects the history of the Republic while offering insight into its architectural genius, reflection of Western communal art and enduring role as an attraction for millions of visitors.
Category: Architecture

Art For Art S Sake Literary Life

Author : Gene H. Bell-Villada
ISBN : 0803261438
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Art for Art's Sake and Literary Life is a dynamic history of literary aestheticism from the eighteenth century to academic deconstruction in our own time. Gene H. Bell-Villada examines an enormous range of writings by critics, philosophers, and writers from Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Uniting all is his conviction that "there are concrete social, economic, political, and cultural reasons for the emergence, growth, diffusion, and triumph of l'art pour l'art over the past two centuries." Bell-Villada begins by considering how such thinkers as Shaftesbury, Kant, and Schiller described beauty as a phenomenon to be weighed not in isolation from other aspects of our existence but as part of our general development as human beings. He recounts how the original vision of Kant and Schiller was simplified and debased within new cultural, political, and economic contexts, leading to the "aesthetic separatism" promoted by lyric poets in France. Bell-Villada then examines how the ideology of Art for Art's Sake took on new forms in Europe and the Americas, culminating in present-day versions associated with the academicization (and ever greater marginalization) of literature. Artfully combining an exceptional amount of learning with a sharp polemical focus, Art for Art's Sake and Literary Life will appeal to a wide range of scholars and general readers for whom literature, aesthetics, and the relations of culture and society are vitally important matters.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Genius For Money

Author : Caroline Dakers
ISBN : 9780300184594
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the spectacular rags-to-riches story of James Morrison (1789–1857), who began life humbly but through hard work and entrepreneurial brilliance acquired a fortune unequalled in nineteenth-century England. Using the extensive Morrison archive, Caroline Dakers presents the first substantial biography of the richest commoner in England, recounting the details of Morrison's personal life while also placing him in the Victorian age of enterprise that made his success possible. An affectionate husband and father of ten, Morrison made his first fortune in textiles, then a second in international finance. He invested in North American railways, was involved in global trade from Canton to Valparaiso, created hundreds of jobs, and relished the challenges of "the science of business". His success enabled him to acquire land, houses, and works of art on a scale to rival the grandest of aristocrats.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Life Of John Ruskin

Author : Edward Tyas Cook
ISBN : 9781108009713
Genre : History
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This authoritative 1911 biography, written with full access to Ruskin's papers, is essential for an understanding of his extraordinary achievements.
Category: History

The Restitution Of Man

Author : Michael D. Aeschliman
ISBN : 080284491X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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C.S. Lewis and the Case against scientism.
Category: Literary Criticism

John Ruskin

Author : David Larg
ISBN : 1417993200
Genre : Fiction
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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
Category: Fiction