William Morris And John Ruskin (eBook)
A New Road On Which The World Should Travel
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A wide-ranging collection of essays written for the William Morris Society exploring the various intersections between the life, work and achievements of William Morris (1834-1896) and that of John Ruskin (1819-1900).
Subjects covered include Ruskins connection with the Pre-Raphaelite movement, the promotion of craft skills and meaningful work, Morris and the division of labour, Ruskins engagement with education and the environment, Ruskin and the art and architecture of Red House, the parallels between Ruskins support for Laxey Mill and Morriss Merton Abbey Works, the illustrated manuscript and the contrasts between Ruskins Tory paternalism and Morriss revolutionary socialism. The book includes articles first published inThe Journalof William Morris Studies between 1977 and 2012 and new pieces written especially for this volume.
Ruskin's beliefs had a profound and lasting impact on Morris who wrote, upon first reading Ruskin whilst at Oxford University, that his views offered a "new road on which the world should travel" - a road that led Morris to social and political change.