This will be the last of these, as I’ve finished the book, and am now Observing Nietzsche flop-sweat his way … Continue reading Notes on Ruskin: the Ideal
An intriquing passage from On Art and Life, which nicely explains the aethetic rut that modern art has fallen into: … Continue reading Notes on Ruskin: Modern Art is Anti-Art
Much of Ruskin’s On the Nature of Gothic involves a pre-Marxist critique of industrialization. I’m not sure if it qualifies … Continue reading Notes on Ruskin: The Absurd Rule
I don’t know what caused Penguin to introduce a Great Ideas series, or by what criteria they determine what ideas … Continue reading Notes on Ruskin: The Geography of Gothic
In Ruskin’s On Art and Life, discussion of the features of Gothic archtecture lead to a passage nicely prophetic: From … Continue reading Brutalism’s Anti-Aesthetic.