Ariadne Florentina. Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving. With Appendix. Given before the University of Oxford, in Michaelmas Term 1872.Second Edition.
George Allen, Sunnyside, Orpington, Kent. 1891. Printed by Hazell, Watson, & Viney, Ld., London and Aylesbury.
8vo (230 x 158mm. 9 x 6¼"), with green calf cover, gilt title on spine. Scratched Bartolozzi dedication inside front cover. Scuffed and marked covers.
John Ruskin (1819-1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era. In 1869 he became the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at the Universtiy of Oxford, where he established the Ruskin School of Drawing. This book is made up of six lectures with illustrations on: 'the definition of the art of engraving', 'the relation of engraving to other arts in Florence', 'the technics of wood engraving', 'the technics of metal engraving', 'design in the German schools of engraving (Holbein and Durer)', and 'design in the Florentine schools of engraving (Sandro Botticelli)'.
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