Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-7

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Preface

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pp. 8-9

I would like to thank the Bodleian Library, Oxford and the Libraries of Princeton, Columbia, Cornell, and Yale Universities, the University of London, the British Museum, the Tate...

Contents

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pp. 10-11

List of Illustrations

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pp. 12-15

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Introduction

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pp. 16-53

In The Life of John Ruskin, E. T. Cook praised the theories o£ beauty which Ruskin presented in the second volume of Modern Painters with an enthusiasm that these theories are unlikely to evoke in a reader...

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1. Ruskin's Theory of the Sister Arts

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pp. 54-99

The weary tradition of ut pictura poesis, so popular throughout the eighteenth century, had all but died by 1856 when John Ruskin published the third volume of...

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2. Ruskin's Theories of Beauty

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pp. 100-193

John Ruskin's aesthetic theories are a type of his entire thought and writings, and they deserve careful attention not only because they play an essential role in...

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3. Ruskin's Theories of the Sublime and Picturesque

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pp. 194-253

Ruskin used his theory of the sublime, like the theory of beauty which it complements, to solve the problem of the role of emotion in beauty and art. Ruskin's theoretical formulations...

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4. Ruskin's Religious Belief

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pp. 254-331

We have seen that because Ruskin increasingly felt a need to emphasize the role of human, as opposed to divine, elements in his theocentric system of aesthetics, he was unable...

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5. Ruskin Allegory

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pp. 332-471

The allegorical tradition in painting, poetry, and critical theory, so vital in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, had all but died by 1856 when Ruskin published the third volume of...

Index

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pp. 472-481

Image Plates

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pp. 482-497