The Complete Works of John Ruskin, Vol. 5

The Complete Works of John Ruskin, Vol. 5 : Modern Painters, Volumes IV and V (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Complete Works of John Ruskin, Vol. 5: Modern Painters, Volumes IV and V Of which shortcomings, the chief is the want of reference to the landscape of the Poussins and Salvator my original intsu tion having been to give various examples of their mountain drawing, that it might be compared with Turner's. But the ten years intervening bet ween the commencement of this work and its continuation have taught me, among other things, that Life is shorter and less availably divisible than I had supposed and I think now that its hours may be better employed than in making facsimiles of bad work. It would have required the greatest care, and prolonged labor, to give uncaricatu red repre scutations of Salvator's painting, or of any other work depend ing on the free dashes of the brush, so as neither to mend nor mar it. Perhaps in the next volume I may give one or two examples associated with vegetation but in general, I shall be content with directing the reader's attention to the facts in na ture, and in Turner; leaving him to carry out for himself what ever comparisons he may judge expedient. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 49mm | 1,288g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243286716
  • 9780243286713