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Guild of St George

John Ruskin and the Environment

Date: Sep 2, 2015 00:00:00

The Doheny Library, University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles:
2 September 2015, 12 noon-1.30pm
Human Nature and Natural Abundance:
John Ruskin and the Environment

A lecture to USC by Clive Wilmer

ohn Ruskin (1819-1900) was a polymath: art critic, social critic, economist, naturalist, artist and philanthropist. He has even been credited with foreseeing climate change, which suggests something essential about his thought. He was a conservationist, in the built as well as the natural environment, and in 1871 he set up a utopian body, the Guild of St George, with the aim of restoring the link between art and craft, social wealth and natural abundance.