After Ruskin is an original and imaginative exploration of intellectual influence, focusing on the pre-eminent Victorian art and social critic, John Ruskin (1819-1900). It explains how he inspired leading activists and thinkers to help reform Britain's social and political culture in theperiod between 1870 and 1920. These individuals promoted Ruskin's message in key institutions and organisations: Ruskin's Guild of St. George, societies formed in his name, the university settlements, and the Labour Party. Tracing their development, and assessing their significance, Stuart Eaglesdescribes the nature and weighs the extent of Ruskin's legacy. A meticulously researched study based on extensive archival research, this is the first comprehensive survey of the social and political influence of one of Victorian Britain's greatest critics.