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John Ruskin

Geburtstag: 8. Februar 1819
Todesdatum: 20. Januar 1900
Andere Namen: Джон Рескин

John Ruskin war ein britischer Schriftsteller, Maler, Kunsthistoriker und Sozialphilosoph.

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„Es gibt kaum etwas auf dieser Welt, das nicht irgend jemand ein wenig schlechter machen und etwas billiger verkaufen könnte, und die Menschen, die sich nur am Preis orientieren, werden gerechte Beute solcher Machenschaften.“

—  John Ruskin

zitiert z. B. bei forbriger.com http://www.forbriger.com/html/ruskin.pdf
Original engl.: There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price alone are that person's lawful prey.) - Untersuchung des Zitats von Prof. George P. Landow, Brown University, USA: victorianweb.org http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/ruskin/quotation.html (Stand 07/07
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„The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.“

—  John Ruskin, buch The Stones of Venice

Volume II, chapter V, section 30.
Quelle: The Stones of Venice (1853)

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„A book worth reading is worth owning.“

—  John Ruskin

Variante: If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying.

„The entire vitality of art depends upon its being either full of truth, or full of use“

—  John Ruskin

Lecture IV
Lectures on Art (1870)
Kontext: The entire vitality of art depends upon its being either full of truth, or full of use; and that, however pleasant, wonderful, or impressive it may be in itself, it must yet be of inferior kind, and tend to deeper inferiority, unless it has clearly one of these main objects, — either to state a true thing, or to adorn a serviceable one.

„When men are rightly occupied, their amusement grows out of their work“

—  John Ruskin

Sesame and Lilies.
Kontext: When men are rightly occupied, their amusement grows out of their work, as the colour-petals out of a fruitful flower;—when they are faithfully helpful and compassionate, all their emotions become steady, deep, perpetual, and vivifying to the soul as the natural pulse to the body. But now, having no true business, we pour our whole masculine energy into the false business of money-making; and having no true emotion, we must have false emotions dressed up for us to play with, not innocently, as children with dolls, but guiltily and darkly.

„We are to remember, in the first place, that the arrangement of colours and lines is an art analogous to the composition of music, and entirely independent of the representation of facts.“

—  John Ruskin, buch The Stones of Venice

Volume II, chapter VI, section 42.
The Stones of Venice (1853)
Kontext: We are to remember, in the first place, that the arrangement of colours and lines is an art analogous to the composition of music, and entirely independent of the representation of facts. Good colouring does not necessarily convey the image of anything but itself. It consists of certain proportions and arrangements of rays of light, but not in likeness to anything. A few touches of certain greys and purples laid by a master's hand on white paper will be good colouring; as more touches are added beside them, we may find out that they were intended to represent a dove's neck, and we may praise, as the drawing advances, the perfect imitation of the dove's neck. But the good colouring does not consist in that imitation, but in the abstract qualities and relations of the grey and purple.

„The natural and right system respecting all labour is, that it should be paid at a fixed rate, but the good workman employed, and the bad workman unemployed. The false, unnatural, and destructive system is when the bad workman is allowed to offer his work at half-price, and either take the place of the good, or force him by his competition to work for an inadequate sum.“

—  John Ruskin, buch Unto This Last

Essay I: "The Roots of Honour," section 29.
Unto This Last (1860)
Kontext: “I choose my physician and my clergyman, thus indicating my sense of the quality of their work.” By all means, also, choose your bricklayer; that is the proper reward of the good workman, to be “chosen.” The natural and right system respecting all labour is, that it should be paid at a fixed rate, but the good workman employed, and the bad workman unemployed. The false, unnatural, and destructive system is when the bad workman is allowed to offer his work at half-price, and either take the place of the good, or force him by his competition to work for an inadequate sum.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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