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  • adj. Of or pertaining to John Ruskin (1819-1900), English writer, critic, and artist.


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From Ruskin +‎ -ian.


  • From his friendships with Emerson and Carlyle to his influence on the Pre-Raphaelite and Ruskinian movements, the American man of letters Charles Eliot Norton played an important role in the cultural cross-pollination that so enriched Britain and the United States in the 19th century.

    Cover to Cover

  • Thoroughly Xenophontine and Ruskinian and eternal.


  • While acknowledging that this Ruskinian moral view does turn up in functionalist discussions — Quentin Bell mentions Muthesius and Vandervelde in this connection — I meant to suggest that Ruskin's ideas are more directly sympathetic to post-modern architecture, that is, to those in reaction to the Bauhaus.

    Ruskin's Originality

  • As far as the notion of functionalism in architecture is concerned, it cannot be assumed that such ideas refer back to Ruskinian theories.

    Ruskin's Originality

  • His last public speech was made on the abuses of public advertisement; and in the last year of his life we hear him growling in Ruskinian fashion that he was ever 'born with a sense of romance and beauty in this accursed age'.

    Victorian Worthies Sixteen Biographies

  • I have always determined that when the -- ah -- occasion presented itself, I would deal with it on Ruskinian principles.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 101, October 24, 1891

  • Evidently Bayeux has had a Ruskinian dread of steam-whistles, for this ancient seat of bishops has succeeded in retaining the charms of its old rustic approaches, whatever else it may have sacrificed on the altar of modernness.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • * You were all tired young atheists turning to Kipling and Ruskinian Anglicanism whilst I, with the angel's wings beating in my ears from Beethoven's 9th symphony (oh blasphemous Walker in deafness), gave you in 1880 and 1881 two novels in which you had your

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

  • Seated there in his brown varnished chair under the Ruskinian window, he could have screamed aloud.

    Crome Yellow

  • After the garden we saw the house; I won't tell you anything about it, I don't want you to accuse me again of being a Ruskinian.

    Caesar or Nothing


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