John Ruskin (1819 - 1900). Highly influential art critic, architect, poet, author and essayist. Author of "The Stones of Venice"

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John Ruskin (1819 - 1900). Highly influential art critic, architect, poet, author and essayist. Author of "The Stones of Venice" and "The Seven Lamps of Architecture". A very influential figure in the Gothic Revival and the Arts and Crafts Movement. Ardent supporter of the Pre-Raphaelites. Opponent of insensitive restoration of old buildings. Educated at Oxford. University.