Ruskin, John. John Ruskin; Artist and Observer (2014), by Christopher Newell. National Gallery of Canada, 376pp. PB, large format
Ruskin, John. John Ruskin; Artist and Observer (2014), by Christopher Newell et al. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 376pp. PB, large format with abundant colour illustration. In new condition.Ruskin (1819-1900) is now better known for his interest in architecture and painting, but he once was self-persuaded that he should be president of the Geological Society. This catalogue contains a brief biography; the chapter on ‘Geology and Foreground’ illustrates his observational skills as a landscape details man; the chapter on daguerreotypes shows his interest in early photograph and glaciology.