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Ruskin

[ruhs-kin] /ˈrʌs kɪn/
noun
1.
John, 1819–1900, English author, art critic, and social reformer.
Related forms
Ruskinian, Ruskinean, adjective
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  • Neither Ruskin nor Hamerton has created a philosophy of Art; they have but contributed invaluable materials.

  • He shut up Margaret's card in the pages of Ruskin, and opened the door.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Both, as Mr. Ruskin urges in the passage just quoted, are only admirable when the expression of healthful and noble natures.

  • The card, the fatal card, was gone from the pages of Ruskin, and he guessed what had happened.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • The architects of his own time regarded Ruskin's opinions as dictated by wild caprice, and almost evincing an unbalanced mind.

  • Ruskin was asked to do something of the kind and at length consented.

  • Ruskin's method of teaching, as illustrated in "Ethics of the Dust," has been variously pooh-poohed by his critics.

    The Life of John Ruskin W. G. Collingwood
  • Mr. Ruskin ascribes to him the discovery of the scarlet shadow.

    Art in England Dutton Cook
  • It is to the discussion aroused by his book that Mr. Ruskin indirectly refers.

  • How expositive is all this of the unstable fashion of Mr. Ruskin's temper and writings!

    Art in England Dutton Cook
British Dictionary definitions for Ruskin

Ruskin

/ˈrʌskɪn/
noun
1.
John. 1819–1900, English art critic and social reformer. He was a champion of the Gothic Revival and the Pre-Raphaelites and saw a close connection between art and morality. From about 1860 he argued vigorously for social and economic planning. His works include Modern Painters (1843–60), The Stones of Venice (1851–53), Unto this Last (1862), Time and Tide (1867), and Fors Clavigera (1871–84)
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