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The last Ruskinians : Charles Eliot Norton, Charles Herbert Moore, and their circle

Author: Theodore E Stebbins; Virginia Anderson; Fogg Art Museum.; Harvard University. Art Museums.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Art Museums, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Though the eminent nineteenth-century British critic and watercolorist John Ruskin never set foot in the United States, his writings were widely read here. American artists eagerly took up his call for the meticulous depiction of nature and the preservation through copying of some of the finest works of civilization before time or misguided restoration overtook them. His influence was disseminated by the legendary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
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Stebbins, Theodore E.
Last Ruskinians.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Art Museums, ©2007
(OCoLC)743495880
Named Person: Charles Herbert Moore; Charles Eliot Norton; Charles Herbert Moore; Charles Eliot Norton; John Ruskin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Theodore E Stebbins; Virginia Anderson; Fogg Art Museum.; Harvard University. Art Museums.
ISBN: 9781891771446 1891771442
OCLC Number: 82172631
Notes: "Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, on view April 7-July 8, 2007"--Title page verso.
Description: 104 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Charles Eliot Norton : Ruskin's friend, Harvard's sage / Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. --
"Plain faithful recording" : the art of Charles Herbert Moore / Virginia Anderson --
Charles Herbert Moore and the teaching of art at Harvard / Melissa Renn.
Responsibility: Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr., Virginia Anderson ; with Melissa Renn, Susan C. Ricci.
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"Though the eminent nineteenth-century British critic and watercolorist John Ruskin never set foot in the United States, his writings were widely read here. American artists eagerly took up his call for the meticulous depiction of nature and the preservation through copying of some of the finest works of civilization before time or misguided restoration overtook them. His influence was disseminated by the legendary Charles Eliot Norton, the nation's first professor of art history, who taught at Harvard from 1874 to 1898, and by Norton's protege Charles Herbert Moore. The Last Ruskinians is the catalogue of an exhibition that traces Ruskin's impact on these teachers, their students, and many other artists and collectors." "The works represented here include floral studies, landscapes, architectural details, views of Venice, and copies after ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art. Most are in watercolor, Ruskin's favorite medium. Included are ten works by Ruskin himself, all drawn from the Harvard collections, and twice as many by his friend Moore, a Harvard drawing instructor and the Fogg Art Museum's first director."--Jacket.

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