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The Two Paths

The Two Paths by John Ruskin
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"The Two Paths" is a collection of five lectures delivered in 1858 and 1859 by John Ruskin on art and architecture. This is how the author himself presents the book: "The following addresses, though spoken at different times, are intentionally connected in subject; their aim being to set one or two main principles of art in simple light before the general student, and to indicate their practical bearing on modern design. The law which it has been my effort chiefly to illustrate is the dependence of all noble design, in any kind, on the sculpture or painting of Organic Form." The most famous of these, the fifth lecture, is commonly known simply as "The Work of Iron"

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Michelle Shephard, Eric Eldred, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team

THE TWO PATHS

By John Ruskin, M.A.

CONTENTS.

THE TWO PATHS.

LECTURE I. THE DETERIORATIVE POWER OF CONVENTIONAL ART OVER NATIONS

LECTURE II. THE UNITY OF ART

LECTURE III. MODERN MANUFACTURE AND DESIGN

LECTURE IV. THE INFLUENCE OF IMAGINATION IN ARCHITECTURE

LECTURE V. THE WORK OF IRON, IN NATURE, ART, AND POLICY

APPENDICES

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

THE TWO PATHS.

THE IDEAL OF AN ANGEL THE SERPENT BEGUILING EVE CONTRAST SYMMETRY ORNAMENT CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE CENTREPIECE OF BALCONY GENERAL EFFECT OF MASSES PROFILE TEETH OF THE BORDER BORDER AT THE SIDE OF BALCONY OUTLINE OF RETRACTED LEAVES

PREFACE.

The following addresses, though spoken at different times, are intentionally connected in subject; their aim being to set one or two main principles of art in simple light before the general student, and to indicate their practical bearing on modern design. The law which it has been my effort chiefly to illustrate is the dependence of all noble design, in any kind, on the sculpture or painting of Organic Form... Continue reading book >>


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