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Entries Tagged to 'John Ruskin'

Robert Hewison on the film Effie about Ruskin's marriage and why it failed

Cultural historian Robert Hewison on: Ruskin's marriage to Effie Gray; why the marriage was never consummated; Ruskin's relationship with children and the cult of innocence; his on-off relationship with Rose La Touche; and the film being made by Emma Thompson about Ruskin's marriage called Effie that will be released in March 2013. ... read more
November 25, 2012

Robert Hewison on Ruskin and architecture and how he developed his critique of capitalism

Cultural historian Robert Hewison on: how Ruskin developed his ideas about architecture and rise of Gothic architecture; the Seven Lamps of Architecture; his book Venice: Paradise of cities; how he developed a critique of capitalism in writing the book; his work as Turner's executor and whether he destroyed Turner's erotic drawings; and his setting up of the Guild of St George, which influenced the work of the National Trust and ecological movements. ... read more
November 25, 2012

Cultural historian Robert Hewison on why Victorian thinker John Ruskin is important

Cultural historian Robert Hewison on: John Ruskin's continuing relevance; the different roles he played during his life; the influences on his thinking; and his championing as an art critic of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites. ... read more
November 25, 2012
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