Monthly Archives: October 2010

On the present economic situation:

‘The immense difficulty of getting a consistently good thing done – and ease of doing a bad thing.  To establish a national debt – how easy – but a national store – of Wealth – how difficult.  People all call … Continue reading

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David Walker Barker – Objects of Curious Virtue: Echoes of John Ruskin

Objects of Curious Virtue, at the Ruskin Library, Lancaster University from 9 October to 12 December 2010, is an exhibition by Leeds School of Design lecturer and artist, David Walker Barker. Taking inspiration from John Ruskin’s fascination with minerals, the … Continue reading

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Ruskin Library at the Venice Biennale

Seven of John Ruskin’s original notebooks have been lent to the Venice International Architecture Biennale – forming an important part of the exhibition in the British Pavilion, juxtaposed with photographs by a contemporary chronicler of the city, Alvio Gavagnin.  The … Continue reading

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