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Ariadne Florentina Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving   By: (1819-1900)

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THE COMPLETE WORKS

OF

JOHN RUSKIN

THE EAGLE'S NEST LOVE'S MEINIE ARIADNE FLORENTINA VAL D'ARNO PROSERPINA

NATIONAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NEW YORK CHICAGO

ARIADNE FLORENTINA.

SIX LECTURES

ON

WOOD AND METAL ENGRAVING

WITH APPENDIX.

GIVEN BEFORE THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,

IN MICHAELMAS TERM, 1872.

CONTENTS.

LECTURE I. PAGE DEFINITION OF THE ART OF ENGRAVING 1

LECTURE II.

THE RELATION OF ENGRAVING TO OTHER ARTS IN FLORENCE 22

LECTURE III.

THE TECHNICS OF WOOD ENGRAVING 42

LECTURE IV.

THE TECHNICS OF METAL ENGRAVING 61

LECTURE V.

DESIGN IN THE GERMAN SCHOOLS OF ENGRAVING (HOLBEIN AND DÜRER) 81

LECTURE VI.

DESIGN IN THE FLORENTINE SCHOOLS OF ENGRAVING (SANDRO BOTTICELLI) 108

APPENDIX.

ARTICLE I. NOTES ON THE PRESENT STATE OF ENGRAVING IN ENGLAND 143

II. DETACHED NOTES 157

LIST OF PLATES

Facing Page Diagram 27

The Last Furrow (Fig. 2). Facsimile from Holbein's woodcut 47

The Two Preachers (Fig. 3). Facsimile from Holbein's woodcut 48

I. Things Celestial and Terrestrial, as apparent to the English mind 56

II. Star of Florence 62

III. "At evening from the top of Fésole" 72

IV. "By the Springs of Parnassus" 77

V. "Heat considered as a Mode of Motion." Florentine Natural Philosophy 92

VI. Fairness of the Sea and Air. In Venice and Athens 95

The Child's Bedtime (Fig. 5). Facsimile from Holbein's woodcut 103

"He that hath ears to hear let him hear" (Fig. 6). Facsimile from Holbein's woodcut 105

VII. For a time, and times 130

VIII. The Nymph beloved of Apollo (Michael Angelo) 131

IX. In the Woods of Ida 132

X. Grass of the Desert 135

XI. "Obediente Domino voci hominis" 145

XII. The Coronation in the Garden 158

ARIADNE FLORENTINA.

LECTURE I.

DEFINITION OF THE ART OF ENGRAVING.

1. The entrance on my duty for to day begins the fourth year of my official work in Oxford; and I doubt not that some of my audience are asking themselves, very doubtfully at all events, I ask myself, very anxiously what has been done.

For practical result, I have not much to show. I announced, a fortnight since, that I would meet, the day before yesterday, any gentleman who wished to attend this course for purposes of study. My class, so minded, numbers four, of whom three wish to be artists, and ought not therefore, by rights, to be at Oxford at all; and the fourth is the last remaining unit of the class I had last year... Continue reading book >>




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