John Ruskin, author, art critic, architect, social commentator and eminent Victorian died 100 years ago this year. A nationwide programme of events marking this centenary is well underway including a major exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London. A Ruskin Alphabet provides a unique insight into Ruskin’s life, works and loves. Entries range from Art to Zoology via Economics, Nature, Tolstoy and Usury. It appeals both to Ruskin scholars and to those just discovering the work of this multi-faceted genius. It is THE ESSENTIAL POCKET-SIZED BOOK ON RUSKIN.
The author, Kevin Jackson is a well-respected critic and journalist; a shorter version of this book appeared in The Independent (20.1.00) followed by his Radio 3 programme on Ruskin, ‘People Be Good’. Invisible Forms (Picador) and The Oxford Book of Money are among his many recent books.
“you may like to consult A Ruskin Alphabet by Kevin Jackson, a collection of facts and opinions on Ruskin and Ruskinites, together with a variety of pithy remarks from the man himself.”
Times Literary Supplement