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Penguin Great Ideas : On Art And Life Mass Market Paperback – 2 Sep 2004

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Rev Ed edition (2 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014101895X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141018959
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.6 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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John Ruskin was born in London in 1819. He became a towering literary figure in the nineteenth century, known for his writings on both art and on political economy. He became the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford University in 1869. John Ruskin died in 1900.


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Ruskin never wrote a book by the title of 'On Art and Life'. Thus the advertisment such a juxtaposition of a title and author is misleading. The book consists of two excerpts from the voluminous writing of the great Victorian. And as excerpts they are fine, but it is all rather disappointing. It seems hard these days to come across unabridged versions of his works. One also thinks that in deference to the author, who put lot of emphasis on the graphical aspects of his books, more care should have taken as to fonts and lay-outs.
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This is when the iron meet the stone, where metal talk to the bricks.
A good light reading for Architecture Student.
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Brilliant and still relevant for today despite it being written 109 years ago. A good book to explain the Gothic.
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The great thinker whose mind changed the world, and now I finally own one of his books! We need men of his calibre today, who can use their considerable gifts to influence those who do see with such penetration or foresight.
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