John Ruskin

The Seven Lamps of Architecture


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The Seven Lamps of Architecture, published in May 1849, is an extended essay written by the English art critic and theorist John Ruskin. The…

The Stones of Venice, Volume 1


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The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from …

The King of the Golden River


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When three brothers mortally offend Mr. Southwest Wind, Esquire, their farm is laid waste and their riches lost. Desperate for money, the br…

Lectures on Landscape


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A series of lectures on landscape painting delivered at Oxford in 1871, by artist, critic, and social commentator, John Ruskin.

The Two Paths


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"The Two Paths" is a collection of five lectures delivered in 1858 and 1859 by John Ruskin on art and architecture. This is how th…

Unto this Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy


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John Ruskin (1819 – 1900) is best known for his work as an art critic and social critic, but is remembered as an author, poet and artist as …

The Stones of Venice, Volume 2


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The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from …

The Stones of Venice, Volume 3


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The Stones of Venice is a three-volume treatise on Venetian art and architecture by English art historian John Ruskin, first published from …

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 011


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A collection of sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, articles, speeches and reports included in this collection…

The Ontario Readers: Third Book


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The Ontario Readers is a school book first published in 1919, by the Ontario Ministry of Education, containing short excerpts of literary wo…

Sesame and Lilies


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Sesame and Lilies proposes and answers the questions, how, what and why to read in the context of how and why to live. About earlier and la…