Præterita outlines of scenes and thoughts perhaps worthy of memory in my past life by John Ruskin

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Published by R. Hart-Davis in London .

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StatementWith an introd. by Kenneth Clark.
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LC ClassificationsPR5263 .A2 1949
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Paginationxxii,592p.;
Number of Pages592
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23759383M

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With the plethora of books on my nightstand, Praeterita is still one of the few I keep going back to. Ruskin (like Giambattista Vico) was underappreciated in his time, but he had an immense influence on some of the leading thinkers of the early 20th century. R.G. Collingwood cited him frequently (he was a friend of Collingwood's father)/5(7).

Praeterita was to consist of three books of twelve chapters, each book Præterita book roughly twenty years. For the remaining ten chapters of Book I and most of Book II, Ruskin keeps his narrative plan very much in mind.

Yet in spite of the pressure of the genre to select a single line of development, he cannot make his own life conform to that pattern. To call Praeterita an autobiography is to tell only part of the truth.

A book like no other, by oneof the greatest masters of English prose., it is less a narrative than the prismatic sotry of an extraordinary mind and a passionate heart told in terms of the author's aesthetic education/5(9).

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'For as I look deeper into the mirror, I find myself a more curious person than I had thought.' John Ruskin () was a towering figure of the nineteenth century: an art critic who spoke up for J. Turner and for the art of the Italian Middle Ages; a social critic whose aspiration for, and disappointment in, the future of Great Britain was expressed in some of the most vibrant prose.

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An elegy for lost places and people, Praeterita recounts Ruskin's intense childhood, his time as an undergraduate at Oxford, and, most of all, his journeys across France, the Alps, and northern Italy.

Attentive to the human or divine meaning of everything around him, Praeterita is an astonishing account of revelation.5/5(3). Praeterita - Ebook written by John Ruskin. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

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It title, which may seem odd or laboured to modern eye - 'Praeterita' - is a Greek word that translates as 'past things'.

Such a title is indicative of the rarified cultural attainment and attitude of John Ruskin, both an /5(9). 'For as I look deeper into the mirror, I find myself a more curious person than I had thought.' John Ruskin () was a towering figure of the nineteenth century: an art critic who spoke up for J.

Turner and for the art of the Italian Middle Ages; a social critic whose aspiration for, and disappointment in, the future of Great Britain. 'For as I look deeper into the mirror, I find myself a more curious person than I had thought.' John Ruskin () was a towering figure of the nineteenth century: an art critic who spoke up for J.

Turner and for the art of the Italian Middle Ages; a social critic whose aspiration for, and disappointment in, the future of Great Britain was expressed in some of the most vibrant prose 5/5(3). Praeterita is one of the most remarkable autobiographies of the 19th century.

Written by Ruskin in the s between attacks of brain fever, it gives a fascinating account of his upbringing in a severely respectable Victorian household, his Continental travels, his friends and relations, and the development and refinement of his aesthetic tastes.

Praeterita by John Ruskin,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(75). Praeterita: outlines of scenes and thoughts perhaps worthy of memory in my past life by John Ruskin; 22 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Biography, Critics, English Authors; Places: Great Britain; People: John Ruskin (); Times: 19th century.

To call Praeterita an autobiography is to tell only part of the truth. A book like no other, by oneof the greatest masters of English prose., it is less a narrative than the prismatic sotry of an extraordinary mind and a passionate heart told in terms of the author's aesthetic education/5(76).

"This edition of Praeterita is accompanied by Dilecta, Ruskin's own selection from letters, documents, and other writings, sent to him in response to Praeterita.

Together these two works illuminate the life and mind of a towering intellect who left an extraordinary mark on the history of aesthetics and culture."--BOOK JACKET.

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Praeterita is the autobiography of John Ruskin (), art critic and social commentator and one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century.

An elegy for lost places and people, Praeterita recounts Ruskin's. A luminous account of his childhood and youth, Praeterita is the last major work of the revolutionary nineteenth-century critic. Written in the lucid intervals between the bouts of dementia that haunted his final years, Praeterita tells the story of Ruskin’s early life—the formation of his taste and intellect through education, travels in Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Turner and for the art of the Italian Middle Ages; a social critic whose aspiration for, and disappointment in, the future of Great Britain was expressed in some of the most vibrant prose. John Ruskin (8 February – 20 January ) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, as well as an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, prominent social thinker and wrote on subjects as varied as geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, botany and political economy.

His writing styles and literary forms were equally mater: Christ Church, Oxford, King's College, London. References []. praeteritus in Charlton T.

Lewis and Charles Short () A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press; praeteritus in Charlton T. Lewis () An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers; praeteritus in Gaffiot, Félix () Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette; Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden () Latin Phrase-Book‎, London:.

John Ruskin’s Praeterita is one of the most exhilarating books I know, and I often go back to it. For most of his life the great art-critic-cum-sage was writing books to educate people.

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