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Edited book

John Ruskin’s Europe. A Collection of Cross-Cultural Essays

With an Introductory Lecture by Salvatore Settis

edited by

Emma Sdegno    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD

Martina Frank    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia     ORCID iD

Myriam Pilutti Namer    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

Pierre-Henry Frangne    Université Rennes 2, France    



Ruskin’s work is strongly embedded in the broad European context, marking an important moment in the movement for the establishment of a community culture and spirit. The essays collected here intend to place the theme of Ruskin’s fruitful and vital relationship with Europe at the centre of a critical reflection, opportunities for an in-depth study and a discussion on issues related to aesthetics, the protection of tangible and intangible heritage, cultural and literary memory. By bringing to the attention of the scientific community the multiple aspects – geographic, historical-artistic, critical-aesthetic, literary, socio-political – of Ruskin’s work from inter- and transcultural perspectives, the volume aims to (re)discover a deliberately European Ruskin and to stimulate new research paths.

Table of contents +

Keywords: Observation. Memory. Social change. Sicily. The Story of Ida. Imaginary geography. Architecture. National heritage. Spuybroek. Art Market. Ruskin’s reception. Degrowth. Islam. Cardinal Manning. Potsdam Friedenskirche. Bridges. Russia. Marcel Proust. Poland. Ornament. Drawing. Palermo. Dante Alighieri. Museums of Venice. Translation. Robert de la Sizeranne. Gustav von Waagen. Abandonment. Leo Tolstoy. Perception. Queen of the Air. Nōmin-Geijutsu (Peasant Art). Ruskin. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The Bible of Amiens. Travel writing. Hungary. Anglo-Italian Cultural Relationship. Phenomenology. Carl Justi. Socialism. Optical thinker. Roadside Songs of Tuscany. Venice. Adult Education. Social reform. Queen of the Air. Lady Layard. Reception of Classical Antiquity. Yule family. Anti-capitalism. Marx. Medieval Monuments in Italy. Interpretation. French Gothic architecture. Europe. Rasu Chijin Kyōkai (Rasu Farmers Association). Transcultural history. Roads. Cultural Heritage Conservation. Anglo-Austrian Cultural Relationship. Aratra Pentelici. Guild of St George. Francesco Pajaro. Kenji Miyazawa. Arts and Crafts Schools. Restoration. European aesthetics. Turner. Political economy. Il Marzocco. Aratra Pentelici. State Museum Berlin. Sketching. Reception of Classical Antiquity. Working Men’s College. Shelter. Lev Tolstoj’s reception in Italy. Cultural heritage. Aesthetics of the 19th and 20th century. Radicalism. Composition. Dwelling in. Italian Folk poetry. Europe awareness. Reception of Ancient Greek Art. Version. Modern Japan. Frédéric Ozanam. Liberalism. Marxism. Disorientation. Medieval Art. Francesca Alexander. Ruins. John Ruskin. Anti-machinism. Gothic cathedrals. Klosterhof Glienicke. Amelia Sarah Levetus. Unto this Last. William Wordsworth. Travel. Gothic. La Bible d’Amiens. Arts and Crafts Movement. Christian socialism. Fioretti di San Francesco. Humanity. Novelty. Legacy. Aesthetics. John Ruskin. Johan Joachim Winckelmann. Calais’ experience. Liberal Italy. Lady Gregory. Nationalism. Archival documents. Photography. Giacomo Leopardi. “Grand contexte”. Charlotte Broicher. Taishō Era. Comparatism. Religious monuments. Viollet-le-Duc. Magazine “The Studio”. Intentionality. Anti-industrialism. Old Road. Design. Democratic Liberal. Tourism. Byzantine Sculptures. Orient. François-René de Chateaubriand. Czech.

Published: Dec. 15, 2020

Language: en, it, fr

ISBN (print): 978-88-6969-488-2
ISBN (ebook): 978-88-6969-487-5
DOI 10.30687/978-88-6969-487-5

permalink http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-487-5

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