John’s Ruskin’s Political Theory


John Ruskin was an art critic who believed the immorality of 19th century capitalism could be highlighted by one thing above all others: the ugliness of the environment. He argues that industrial development alone is not true progress, unless the preservation of heritage, and providing a clean habitable environment to all, are also equally cared after.

His ideology played a historical role in our understanding the principles of modern heritage management.

Here is a short Biography of John Ruskin:

 

Here is a short introduction to his political ideology from the School of Life Youtube Channel:

Cultural historian Robert Hewison on: John Ruskin’s continuing relevance; the different roles he played during his life; the influences on his thinking; and his championing as an art critic of Turner and the Pre-Raphaelites.

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