Unto This Last and Other Writings

Unto This Last and Other Writings

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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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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 16mm | 255g
  • Penguin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0140432116
  • 9780140432114
  • 92,184

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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.
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Table of contents

Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Clive WilmerIntroduction
Chronology
Further Reading
The King of the Golden River
From The Stones of Venice, Volume II
The Nature of Gothic
From The Two Paths
The Work of Iron, in Nature, Art, and Policy
From Modern Painters, Volume V
The Two Boyhoods
Unto This Last
Preface
Essay I: The Roots of Honour
Essay II: The Veins of Wealth
Essay III: Qui Judicatis Terram
Essay IV: Ad Valorem
From The Crown of Wild Olive
Traffic
From Sesame and Lilies
Of Kings' TreasuriesFrom Fors Clavigera
Letter 7: Charitas
Letter 10: The Baron's Gate
Notes
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About John Ruskin

John Ruskin (1819-1900) was an artist, scientist, poet, environmentalist, philosopher, and the pre-eminent art critic of his time.
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