ISBN 9780140432114,Unto This Last & Other Writings

Unto This Last & Other Writings

Author:

John Ruskin

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Penguin Books

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ISBN 9780140432114
Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year 1986
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140432114

ISBN-10 0140432116
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 362 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

The most influential art theorist and critic of his age, an outstanding man of letters, a sensitive painter and draughtsman, Ruskin's social criticism shocked and angered the establishment and many of his admirers. First and foremost an outcry against injustice and inhumanity, Unto this Last is also a closely argued assault on the science of political economy, which dominated the Victorian period. Ruskin was a profoundly conservative man who looked back to the Middle Ages as a Utopia, yet his ideas had a considerable influence on the British socialist movement. And in making his powerful moral and aesthetic case against the dangers of unhindered industrialization he was strangely prophetic. This volume shows the astounding range and depth of Ruskin's work, and in an illuminating introduction the editor reveals the consistency of Ruskin's philosophy and his adamant belief that questions of economics, art and science could not be separated from questions of morality. In Ruskin's words, 'There is no Wealth but Life
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