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The Genius of John Ruskin: Selections from His Writings (1964 edition), University of Virginia Press - ISBN: 9780813917894
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The Crown of Wild Olive: Three Lectures on Work, Traffic and War (1866 edition)

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Born: February 8, 1819

Died: January 20, 1900 (aged 80)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Writer, draughtsman, watercolourist, philanthropist

Bio: John Ruskin was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied.

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Most critical writing is drivel and half of it is dishonest. It is a short cut to oblivion, anyway. Thinking in terms of ideas destroys the power to think in terms of emotions and sensations.

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