Letters Addressed To A College Friend During The Years 1840-1845 by John RuskinLetters Addressed To A College Friend During The Years 1840-1845 by John Ruskin

Letters Addressed To A College Friend During The Years 1840-1845

byJohn Ruskin

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...of your life your eye falls unconsciously on some stick or stone of particular form, and that, years afterwards, you see another stick or stone resembling it, you would instantly feel a thrill, a sensation of sudden beauty in Power Of Association Limited Ioi the inanimate object, which you would not be able to account for to yourself or anybody else; you would kick it and turn it upside down, and say it was an odd stone, and you never saw such a stone before, and you could not tell what was in the stone, but it certainly was a beautiful stone. This illegitimate connection of ideas is, I think, what theorists mean, or ought to mean, by association, and it operates to a vast extent on all our sensations, so much so that I suppose not one of our tastes is entirely free from it. But it would take an infinite deal of association to make me like brown better than red, though you were to seal all your letters with brown wax henceforth for ever. It might seem degrading our emotions of beauty to bring them down so completely to instincts, but as all our i02 Instincts Of A Healthy Mind admiration of natural objects is of course resolvable into admiration of colour, form, and size, with that of power and motion occurring at intervals, it would seem to be just. It seems to be sometimes permitted us to trace the purposes of God in giving us these instincts--as painful sensations are generally destructive, and pleasures the contrary; and in our sensations of beauty it would seem that a healthy mind has a natural attraction towards, and admiration for, attributes of material things, which are illustrative of the attributes of the Deity. All composition is, as you know, based on our love of three in one. A picture must have three centres of colour, three...
Title:Letters Addressed To A College Friend During The Years 1840-1845Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217499007

ISBN - 13:9780217499002