A leading art patron, lecturer, and author of the Victorian era, John Ruskin was also one of the period's foremost art and social critics. This anthology features excerpts from some of his best-known books, including Modern Painters and The Stones of Venice, on the subjects he held most dear: nature, art, and society.
I. Autobiography The Springs of Wandel Herne-Hill Almond Blossoms Schaffhausen and Milan Influence of Nature II. Nature Splendors of Sunset The Open Sky The Skies of Nature, Morning, Noon, Sunset, Sunrise Water Leafage of Trees Grass Lichen The Bird and the Serpent The Rhone The Mountain Glory La Riccia--Sunlight After Storm The Campagna of Rome III. Art Greatness of Art Ideas of Truth, Beauty, and Relation The Theoretic Faculty Accuracy and Inaccuracy in Impressions of Sense The Grand Style Novelty of Landscape The Pathetic Fallacy Modern Landscape The Two Boyhoods The Throne St. Mark's The Lamp of Memory The Lamp of Obedience IV. Art and Society The Nature of Gothic Modern Manufacture and Design The Division of Arts Athena Ergane Inaugural Lecture The Relation of Art to Use Traffic