The Victorian Morality of Art: An Analysis of Ruskin's Esthetic, by Henry Ladd

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The author wishes to express his gratitude to Professor Ashley Horace Thorndike of Columbia University for his generous and invaluable criticism of this essay in its first and final forms. He also wishes to thank Professor Emery Neff and Dr. Henry Wells, of Columbia University, for their ready encouragement and criticism of this project in its various stages of development. He furthermore owes thanks to the Trustees of Columbia University for the award of a "Cutting Fellowship" which provided a year of study and travel. Most particularly, he wishes to express his gratitude to Professor Henry K. Dick and to Dr. Charles W. Everett of Columbia College for their warm interest and generous criticism of this essay from its beginning to its completion.

He wishes also formally to thank Dr. Samuel Monk of Princeton University, Mr. George Hibbitt of Columbia College and Mr. Francis Steegmuller for aid in bibliographical search; and Miss Suzanne Ziegler for friendly criticism of the text of this volume.

He is furthermore indebted to the courtesy of the librarians of the Morgan Library, New York City, for the privilege of examining the manuscripts of Modern Painters and Stones of Venice; and to Sotheby and Co., London, for their kindness in permitting the perusal of several volumes of Ruskin's notebooks before their sale in July 1930.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Table of Contents ix
  • Errata *
  • Introduction 1
  • Part I - The Truth and Beauty of Art 5
  • Chapter I - Eighteenth Century Traditions 7
  • Bibliorraphical Note 25
  • Chapter II - Ruskin and Tradition 26
  • Chapter III - New Theories for a New Public 39
  • General Background 55
  • Chapter IV - The Case for Truth 57
  • Chapter V - The Complex Traditions of Beauty 83
  • Chapter VI - The Problem of Beauty 110
  • Part II - Morals and Imagination 145
  • Chapter I - Nature and God 147
  • Chapter II - The Roots of Beauty 167
  • Chapter III - Imagination 202
  • Chapter IV - The Morality of Picture Making 225
  • Chapter V - Style 245
  • Chapter VI - Esthetic Respectability Gentility 270
  • Part III - "High Seriousness" 293
  • Chapter I - The Moral Conflict 295
  • Chapter II - Ruskin's Contributions 316
  • Chapter III - Conclusion 328
  • Notes 343
  • Index 405
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