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66: The Laws of Life/The Laws of Death

Friends,

This is not normally a “current events” site. What Ruskin has to share with us, as I hope our previous posts have made clear, transcends almost all those things that come, catch our consciousness, and then vanish out of our daily experience. 859 more words

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“Nothing can be true which is either complete or vacant; every touch is false which does not suggest more than it represents, and every space is false which presents nothing.”

~ John Ruskin, Modern Painters

Things Read

65: Moss

Friends,

From the immense (last post: #64) to the minuscule (this one), Ruskin’s love of the marvels of nature never waned. Among all the messages he tried to communicate over the decades which contained his career he was constantly reminding us of our intimate, enduring, and essential connection with the marvelous world in which we draw breath. 1,301 more words

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Review: Marrakech Biennale

Marrakech Biennale
Marrakech // February 24—May 8

It seemed inhospitable at first for a contemporary exhibition: Marrakech, after all, is a hot-blooded territory belonging to—at points politically, culturally, colonially—the Middle East, Africa, and the Mediterranean. 666 more words

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64: The Office of the Mountains

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In his comment on our last post, Mark Frost mentioned that I haven’t put up anything of late which reminded us of Ruskin’s unparalleled ability to make nature come alive.   1,122 more words

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63: Infinite Orchards

Fine Folks,

Ruskin was convinced that the Paradise most of us imagine or long for was neither elsewhere (the Italian riviera?) or located in some vaguely conceived future. 604 more words

John Ruskin