The Desire of My Eyes: The Life and Work of John Ruskin

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Macmillan, 1990 - Artists - 513 pages
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This "tour de force of analysis" (Joel Agee) examines the life and work of the prolific, visionary writer, painter and critic. Kemp finds in Ruskin's life -- which spanned the same years as Queen Victoria's and thus embodied the Victorian era itself -- a faithful mirror of the history and psychological evolution of his age.

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Artist, writer, and world traveler, Ruskin moved vigorously through Victorian times with a unique view of the way things were and a strong conviction regarding the way they should be. His ideas ... Read full review

Contents

Two The Graduate of Oxford 18421845
65
Three A Mad Man or a Wise 18451853
131
Four The Luther of the Arts 18531860
205
Five Savage Ruskin 18601870
267
Six The Professor 18701878
327
Seven The Only Real Seer 18781890
393
Eight The Old Man of Coniston 18891900
457
Notes
491
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