John Blewitt – William Morris & John Ruskin
John Blewitt – William Morris & John Ruskin: A New Road on Which the World Should Travel
For William Morris, John Ruskin’s writings on architecture and painting were ‘a revelation’, helping to shape his understanding of need for creative labour, architectural and environmental conservation and for a new society devoid of factory production and ‘profit-grinding’. Yet, Ruskin’s social and political ideas were set within a profoundly conservative philosophical framework.
Drawing on a collection of essays he recently edited for the William Morris Society and published by Exeter University Press, in this illustrated talk, John Blewitt will be exploring the unlikely, yet significant, influence of Ruskin’s thought on Morris’s work and life.
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