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Aesthetic and critical theory of John Ruskin

Author: George P Landow
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 1971. ©1971
Series: Princeton legacy library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces the sources and development of Ruskin's aesthetic and critical theories. In his attempt to skirt the danger of excessive emotion and association in art, Ruskin's struggle with the sublime but not the picturesque, is, along with the pathetic fallacy, examined. These concepts, too, are considered in light of Ruskin's continuing religious and intellectual development. Finally, Ruskin's loss of faith is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Landow, George P.
Aesthetic and critical theory of John Ruskin.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, ©1971
xii, 468 pages
Named Person: John Ruskin; John Ruskin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George P Landow
ISBN: 9781400872022 1400872022
OCLC Number: 905863580
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (497 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; 1: Ruskin's Theory of the Sister Arts; I. Ruskin and the Tradition of ut Pictura Poesis; II. The Use and Moral Value of Art; III. Ruskin's Conception of Painting and Poetry as Expressive Arts; IV. Conditions of the Alliance; V. Implications of the Alliance; 2: Ruskin's Theories of Beauty; I. Ruskin's Refutation of ""False Opinions Held Concerning Beauty""; II. Ruskin's Theory of Typical Beauty; III. Ruskin's Theory of Vital Beauty; 3: Ruskin's Theories of the Sublime and Picturesque ; I. Ruskin's Theory of the Sublime. II. Two Modes of the Picturesque4: Ruskin's Religious Belief; I. Ruskin's Evangelical Belief; II. Loss of Belief; III. The Return to Belief; IV. Religion, Man, and Work; 5: Ruskin and Allegory; I. Ruskin and Nineteenth-Century Attitudes Toward Allegory; II. Ruskin's ""Language of Types"" and Evangelical Readings of Scripture; III. Typological Symbolism in the Readings of Ruskin's Childhood; IV. The Symbolical Grotesquetheories of Allegory, Artist, and Imagination; V. Myth as Allegory; VI. Ruskin's Allegorical Interpretations of Turner; VII. ""Constant Art"" and the Allegorical Ideal; Index.
Series Title: Princeton legacy library.
Responsibility: George P. Landow.

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This book traces the sources and development of Ruskin's aesthetic and critical theories. In his attempt to skirt the danger of excessive emotion and association in art, Ruskin's struggle with the sublime but not the picturesque, is, along with the pathetic fallacy, examined. These concepts, too, are considered in light of Ruskin's continuing religious and intellectual development. Finally, Ruskin's loss of faith is analyzed in relation to the problem of allegory in art. Ruskin argued for an unchanging standard of beauty, though the psychological nature of the artist is related to his art med.

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