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Title Ruskin and environment : the storm cloud of the nineteenth century / edited by Michael Wheeler
Published Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, [1995]


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Description x, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / Michael Wheeler -- 1. The discourse of natural beauty / Keith Hanley -- 2. The city and the self / Phillip Mallett -- 3. Pollution, defilement and the art of decomposition / David Carroll -- 4. Mappa mundi, anima mundi: imaginative mapping and environmental representation / Denis Cosgrove -- 5. 'A great entail': the historic environment / Gill Chitty -- 6. The role of the railways / Jeffrey Richards -- 7. The National Trust: preservation or provision? / John K. Walton -- 8. Environment and apocalypse / Michael Wheeler -- Conclusion / Terry Gifford
Summary The authors of this important new study examine a wide variety of environmental issues in the work of the great Victorian polymath, John Ruskin, and argue that his prophetic writings speak to our generation as much as his own. Best known today as an art critic and social theorist, John Ruskin (1819-1900) was also an acute observer and recorder of the natural environment, and of the impact of Victorian industrialisation and urbanisation upon it. He argued passionately against railways and tourism, river pollution and acid rain, and as passionately for the care of ancient buildings and improved sanitation in urban slums. Each of these aspects of the environment is examined in eight specially commissioned essays: from the concept of 'Mappa mundi' to the politics of recycling, from the role of the railways to the National Trust
Whether drawing the Alps or lecturing in his most prophetic mode on 'The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century', Ruskin's insights are as relevant at the end of this century as they ever were in the last
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Ruskin, John, 1819-1900. Storm-cloud of the nineteenth century
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 -- Knowledge -- Nature
Ruskin, John, 1819-1900 -- Knowledge -- History
Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Historic preservation -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Environmental protection -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Author Wheeler, Michael, 1947-
LC no. 94024564
ISBN 0719043778