Unto This Last

Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin

Edited by Tim Barringer, with Tara Contractor, Victoria Hepburn, Judith Stapleton, and Courtney Skipton Long

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October 15, 2019
332 pages, 9 x 11 1/2
280 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300246414
HC - Paper over Board

Distributed for the Yale Center for British Art

An innovative and lavishly illustrated account of the art, writings, and global influence of one of the 19th century’s most influential thinkers

This book presents an innovative portrait of John Ruskin (1819–1900) as artist, art critic, social theorist, educator, and ecological campaigner. Ruskin’s juvenilia reveal an early embrace of his lifelong interests in geology and botany, art, poetry, and mythology. His early admiration of Turner led him to identify the moral power of close looking. In The Stones of Venice, illustrated with his own drawings, he argued that the development of architectural style revealed the moral condition of society. Later, Ruskin pioneered new approaches to teaching and museum practice. Influential worldwide, Ruskin’s work inspired William Morris, founders of the Labour Party, and Mahatma Gandhi. Through thematic essays and detailed discussions of his works, this book argues that, complex and contradictory, Ruskin’s ideas are of urgent importance today.

Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art, and Tara Contractor, Victoria Hepburn, and Judith Stapleton are PhD candidates in the History of Art Department at Yale University. Courtney Skipton Long is acting assistant curator of prints and drawings at the Yale Center for British Art.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Yale Center for British Art
(September 5–December 8, 2019)

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
Men at Work

Art and Labour in Victorian Britain

Tim Barringer

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Frederic Leighton

Antiquity, Renaissance, Modernity

Edited by Tim Barringer and Elizabeth Prettejohn

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Reading the Pre-Raphaelites

Revised Edition

Tim Barringer

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Landscape, Innovation, and Nostalgia

The Manton Collection of British Art

Edited by Jay A.

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Thomas Cole's Journey

Atlantic Crossings

Elizabeth Mankin Kornhauser and Tim Barringer; With contrib

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Picturesque and Sublime

Thomas Cole's Trans-Atlantic Inheritance

Tim Barringer, Gillian Forrester, Sophie Lynford, Jennifer

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