Date: 13 January 2010
New Ruskin Publication using images from the collection at the Ruskin Library, Lancaster University: The Worlds of John Ruskin by Kevin Jackson
Published in association with the Ruskin Foundation, this is a new general introduction to John Ruskin (1819-1900), situating him in the social, economic and aesthetic world of Victorian Britain that he transformed, and explaining the importance of his legacy.
The majority of the illustrations in the book have been selected from the uniquely comprehensive collection of Ruskin's work held in the Ruskin Library. For information about the collection please visit: www.lancs.ac.uk/users/ruskinlib/Pages/welcome.html
The Worlds of John Ruskin by Kevin Jackson (Pallas Athene Arts 2009), 160pp. ISBN-13: 978-1843680444, £14.99, paperback
New publication: Ruskin on Venice 'The Paradise of Cities' by Robert Hewison
This important book shows how Ruskin shed his Romantic vision, formed by Byron and Turner, and developed a harder, clearer conception of neglected Gothic Venice through an intense study of the city's physical fabric that changed international understanding of the city. Drawing on the rich resources of Ruskin's drawings, architectural notebooks and manuscripts (including previously unpublished Daguerreotypes from Ruskin's own collection), Hewison offers fresh insights into both Ruskin and Venice, and reveals how Ruskin's work and his connection with the city from youth to old age have helped to shape the image of the Venice we know today.
Ruskin on Venice: 'The Paradise of Cities' by Robert Hewison (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Yale University Press, 2010), 500pp. ISBN-13: 978-0300121780
Robert Hewison is Professor of Cultural Policy and Leadership Studies at the City University, London, Honorary Professor at Lancaster University and Associate, Demos. He writes for the 'Culture' section of the Sunday Times and his many books include 'John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye' (1976), 'Under Siege, Literary Life in London 1939-45' (1977), 'Ruskin and Venice' (1978) and 'Irreverence, Scurrility, Profanity, Vilification and Licentious Abuse: Monty Python The Case Against' (1981).
Both publications will be officially launched in London as follows:
At The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA
On Tuesday, 26 January 2010, 6pm - 8pm
RSVP Alexander Fyjis-Walker
020 7692 9984
Pallas Athene (Publishers) Ltd, 42 Spencer Rise, London NW5 1AP, Tel: 020 7692 9984
Associated staff: Lauren Kenwright, Andrew Tate, Stephen Wildman
Associated departments and research centres: Ruskin Research Centre