Modern painters vol 3 classic reprint john ruskin on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers excerpt from modern painters vol 3 compare eagles nest chap ii 30 it is as little the part of a wise man to reflect much on the nature of things above him. John ruskin was born on 8 february 1819 at 54 hunter street london the only child of margaret and john james ruskin his father a prosperous self made man who was a founding partner of pedro domecq sherries collected art and encouraged his sons literary activities while his mother a devout evangelical protestant early dedicated her son to the service of god and devoutly wished him to beco. Modern painters by ruskin john 1819 1900 publication date 1860 topics painting aesthetics book digitized by google from the library of harvard university and uploaded to the internet archive by user tpb vol 2 2nd american from the 3rd london edition 1862 v 3 4 1st american edition 1860 v 1 pt i. In john ruskin art criticism published the first volume of modern painters a book that would eventually consist of five volumes and occupy him for the next 17 yearshis first purpose was to insist on the truth of the depiction of nature in turners landscape paintings
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