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Casteras, Susan P.

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Works: 52 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 4,359 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: N7483.R8, 759.2
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John Ruskin and the Victorian eye ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The six essays gathered in this book present an engaging look at the art and ideas of Victorian art critic John Ruskin, considered by many to be the greatest tastemaker of his time. Ruskin first came to fame in the 1840s for his articulate, impassioned defense of the paintings of J. M. W. Turner; later he championed the efforts of Pre-Raphaelite artists such as Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Elizabeth Siddal. As a lecturer at the University of Oxford and founder of the Saint George's Museum in Sheffield, England, Ruskin strove to instill in his followers a respect for craftsmanship and reverence for historic monuments. He actively promoted art education for all classes of people and spoke out continually against the social ills of his day. Ruskin believed that an artist's true gift was the power to see and to communicate moral as well as physical realities, and that insistence on the "art of seeing" serves as a unifying thread throughout the essays in this book, each of which addresses a different aspect of the critic's art and thought. Robert Hewison, a Ruskin scholar and theater critic for the London Sunday Times, recounts pivotal moments in Ruskin's life that were motivated by his encounters with Renaissance artworks. George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art at Brown University, discusses Ruskin's writing style, describing his "word paintings" and the evangelical prose with which he urged his readers to develop their own perceptive abilities. As a former art dealer and expert in British Victorian art, Christopher Newall brings special insight into Ruskin's own distinctive drawings. Susan Phelps Gordon, Curator of European Art at the Phoenix Art Museum, relates Ruskin's critical reaction to the art of his time, including the infamous Whistler vs. Ruskin libel trial of 1878 as well as Ruskin's relationships with and aspirations for the artists he supported. Anthony Lacy Gully, Associate Professor of Art History at Arizona State University, explores Ruskin's fascination with the natural world and his clashes with the scientific community. Susan P. Casteras, Curator of Paintings at the Yale Center for British Art and a lecturer in art history at Yale College, looks at Ruskin's theories on museums and their installations as he applied them in his Saint George's Museum, which he founded for the education of the miners of Sheffield. Complementing the essays are 179 beautiful illustrations - 40 in color - of works by Turner, Burne-Jones, Rossetti, Siddal, John Everett Millais, James Tissot, and many other artists; also included are a number of watercolors and drawings by Ruskin himself. A chronology of Ruskin's life, a bibliography, and an index round out this fascinating and very readable volume, which should remain a valuable resource for art lovers, Ruskin scholars, and Victoriana enthusiasts for many years to come
English Pre-Raphaelitism and its reception in America in the nineteenth century by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Images of Victorian womanhood in English art by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pre-Raphaelite art in its European context ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ed: Yale University, Collection of new essays, Black & white illustrations
The Grosvenor Gallery : a palace of art in Victorian England by Grosvenor Gallery ( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Redgrave, 1804-1888 by Richard Redgrave ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Victorian childhood : paintings selected from the Forbes Magazine collection by Christopher Forbes by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The substance or the shadow : images of Victorian womanhood by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
James Smetham : artist, author, pre-Raphaelite associate by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A struggle for fame : Victorian women artists and authors by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pocket cathedrals : Pre-Raphaelite book illustration by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edmund J. and Suzanne McCormick Collection by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Virtue rewarded : Victorian paintings from the Forbes Magazine Collection : catalogue by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The defining moment : Victorian narrative paintings from the Forbes Magazine Collection by Susan P Casteras ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan Macdowell Eakins, 1851-1938. [Catalogue of an exhibition] May 4-June 10, 1973 by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Down the garden path : courtship culture and its imagery in Victorian painting by Susan P Casteras ( )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bloomsbury artists at Charleston : paintings from the Reader's Digest Corporate Collection by Johannesburg Art Gallery ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English idylls : the Edmund J. and Suzanne McCormick collection of Victorian art ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Susan Macdowell Eakins, 1851-1938 by Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Casteras, Susan Paulette, 1949-
Languages
English (84)
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