Ruskinian


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Rus·kin·i·an

 (rŭs′kĭn′ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to the style of architecture popularized by John Ruskin in the mid 1800s, characterized by polychromy, decorative brickwork, and Gothic arches.
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Wellek notes that Lee's rejection of "the Ruskinian morality of art" includes the radical view that "artistic and private personality need not be the same" ("Vernon Lee" 235); at the same time, Lee's construction of her own authorial identity undermines this view, since she chose to depart from the common practice of Victorian women writers who adopted male pseudonyms solely for professional purposes, by using her pen name in private as well as public life (Robbins 140).
In north-west Normandy, at truly Ruskinian row has been boiling steadily over Bruno Decaris' discreetly modern and minimalist additions to the ruins of the medieval castle at Falaise, a superb example of medieval military architecture.
35), Bennett mines the aesthetic vocabulary of Kantian and Ruskinian notions of wonder and sublimity for insights into Morris' diaries of the period, typified by his passing remark that "there was something eminently touching about the valley [of Halldorsstapir] and its nearness to the waste that gave me that momentary insight into what the whole thing means that blesses us sometimes and is gone again" (p.
In particular, I wish to linger over the implications for educators, editors, readers, and writers today of the following Ruskinian exhortation:
Designing a building to house Ruskin's work and his collection of books, paintings and photographs precipitates a question - a Ruskinian question - about architecture.
Making up for such outward sobriety, the uncompromising Ruskinian gothic interiors ran riot with elaborate stucco and stencilwork covering the walls and ceilings (Fig.
Katharine Harris Bradley, in fact, had moved closely within Ruskinian circles in the mid 1870s.
This is the opposite of the Ruskinian ideal according to which a fellowship of craftsmen produces a much differentiated whole, combining individual contributions in a collective effort for the expression of common beliefs and aspirations.
He maintains the tone and focus of a professional art historian rather than a Ruskinian advocate.
It must be admitted that, by the 1940s, few wanted to live in the surviving big Ruskinian villas that Ruskin disavowed, and many would be replaced by flats.
The assumption underlying Ruskinian interpretation is that any human sign--a word or coin or engraving or myth or church or newspaper column--bears a natural and stable relationship to an external referent, and that moral values depend absolutely on the possibility of objective meaning.
For Hunt worked like a novelist of his period, creating interlocking structures of narrative and symbolism, and adhering always--as his fellow Pre-Raphs did not--to the Ruskinian ideal of truth to nature allied with moral earnestness.