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Author Kemp, Wolfgang, 1946-

Uniform Title John Ruskin, 1819-1900. English
Title The desire of my eyes : the life and work of John Ruskin / Wolfgang Kemp ; translated by Jan van Heurck.

Imprint New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  828.8 R897Bk 1990    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition First edition.
Description x, 513 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents The little phenomenon, 1819-1842 -- The graduate of Oxford, 1842-1845 -- A mad man or a wise, 1845-1853 -- The Luther of the arts, 1853-1860 -- Savage Ruskin, 1860-1870 -- The professor, 1870-1878 -- The only real seer, 1878-1890 -- The old man of Coniston, 1889-1900.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This "tour de force of analysis" (Joel Agee) examines the life and work of the prolific, visionary writer, painter and critic. Kemp finds in Ruskin's life -- which spanned the same years as Queen Victoria's and thus embodied the Victorian era itself -- a faithful mirror of the history and psychological evolution of his age.
Subject Ruskin, John, 1819-1900.
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. (OCoLC)fst00030222
Authors, English -- 19th century -- Biography.
Artists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Critics -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Artists. (OCoLC)fst00817559
Authors, English. (OCoLC)fst00821945
Critics. (OCoLC)fst00883769
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Heurch, Jan van, translator.
ISBN 0374179964 (jkt.)
9780374179960 (jkt.)
0002151669 (COLLINS)
9780002151665 (COLLINS)

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