John Ruskin (1819-1900)

A selective list of online articles on the English art and social critic John Ruskin, with links to reliable biographical and introductory material and signed, peer-reviewed, and scholarly literary criticism

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Introduction & Literary Criticism

"John Ruskin." Excellent essays on Ruskin's life and work, from Professor George Landow's Victorian Web.

"John Ruskin Artworks and Further Reading." An online exhibition devoted to John Ruskin from the Tate Museum.

"John Ruskin's Home at Brantwood." Former home of Ruskin in the English Lakes District, open to tourists.

"John Ruskin." A short biography, from the Ruskin Research Centre, Lancaster Univ.

"The Elements of Drawing." John Ruskin's Teaching Collection at Oxford: Images and catalogues, including his notes and instructions. From the Ashmolean Museum.

Hunt, John Dixon. "Ut pictura poesis, the picturesque, and John Ruskin." MLN 93, 5 (Dec. 1978), pp 794-818 [jstor].

Harvey, Charles; and Jon Press. "John Ruskin and the Ethical Foundations of Morris & Company, 1861-96." Journal of Business Ethics 14, 3 (March 1995) pp 181-94 [jstor preview, or purchase for $43.95!]

"John Ruskin." Quite old literary criticism on Ruskin, from The Cambridge History of English and American Literature (1907-21).

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