Architect: John Ruskin

The Ruined Temple and Oberrealta Chapel

The Ruined Temple and Oberrealta Chapel

By Zachary Torres

The plans of the Ruined Temple and Oberrealta Chapel were drawn nearly two hundred years apart, and yet they both speak to the Ruskian timelessness of the ruin. The temple and chapel are representative of their respective ages, with the former alluding to Romanticism’s longing for a pastoral past free… Read More

The Being of Drawing (2021) – Review

The Being of Drawing (2021) – Review

By Matt Page

Joe Graham’s The Being of Drawing is the most recent book published by Marmalade Publishers of Visual Theory, the small press founded by the architect Gordon Shrigley in 2004. Marmalade’s catalogue of published titles challenges expectations of what a publishing house might be; to date, it has produced 12 books,… Read More

Ruskin: Fairy Tales

Ruskin: Fairy Tales

By John Ruskin

We all have a general and sufficient idea of imagination, and of its work with our hands and our hearts: we understand it, I suppose, as the imagining or picturing of new things in our thoughts; and we always show an involuntary respect for this power, wherever we can recognise… Read More

Stone Adversaries – Ruskin’s Rocks, Hejduk’s Diamonds

Stone Adversaries – Ruskin’s Rocks, Hejduk’s Diamonds

By Anthony Auerbach

Paper by Anthony Auerbach read at the Architectural Drawings Symposium, Shatwell, 24 April 2016. I would like to introduce two items from this collection, or rather two collections our host has brought together, whose cohabitation here prompted me to consider whether they are related and whether the relation can be… Read More

The Stones of John Ruskin

The Stones of John Ruskin

By Karen Eve Johnson, Nicholas Olsberg and John Ruskin

Ruminations on the collection of siliceous minerals What follows is a selection from the collection of minerals given to and arranged for St. David’s School, Reigate, by John Ruskin, who prepared a full printed Catalogue of the Collection of Siliceous Minerals, dated 1883. The collection is still largely intact. Stones… Read More