The Two Paths

John RUSKIN (1819 - 1900)

"The Two Paths" is a collection of five lectures delivered in 1858 and 1859 by John Ruskin on art and architecture. This is how the author himself presents the book: "The following addresses, though spoken at different times, are intentionally connected in subject; their aim being to set one or two main principles of art in simple light before the general student, and to indicate their practical bearing on modern design. The law which it has been my effort chiefly to illustrate is the dependence of all noble design, in any kind, on the sculpture or painting of Organic Form." The most famous of these, the fifth lecture, is commonly known simply as "The Work of Iron" (Summary by Leni)

Proof-Listeners: mim@can & Mary Schneider

Genre(s): Art, Design & Architecture

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Michael Packard
00:07:22
Play 01 01 - Lecture I, part 1: The Deteriorative Power of Conventional Art Over Nations Christopher Russell
00:17:34
Play 02 02 - Lecture I, part 2: The Deteriorative Power of Conventional Art Over Nations Todd Ulbrich
00:20:28
Play 03 03 - Lecture I, part 3: The Deteriorative Power of Conventional Art Over Nations Todd Ulbrich
00:29:22
Play 04 04 - Lecture II, part 1: The Unity of Art Todd Ulbrich
00:24:11
Play 05 05 - Lecture II, part 2: The Unity of Art Todd Ulbrich
00:21:13
Play 06 06 - Lecture III, part 1: Modern Manufacture and Design Todd Ulbrich
00:29:14
Play 07 07 - Lecture III, part 2: Modern Manufacture and Design Todd Ulbrich
00:30:20
Play 08 08 - Lecture IV, part 1: Influence of Imagination in Architecture Todd Ulbrich
00:22:12
Play 09 09 - Lecture IV, part 2: Influence of Imagination in Architecture Todd Ulbrich
00:20:00
Play 10 10 - Lecture IV, part 3: Influence of Imagination in Architecture Todd Ulbrich
00:24:15
Play 11 11 - Lecture V, part 1: The Work of Iron, in Nature, Art and Policy Mary Schneider
00:22:15
Play 12 12 - Lecture V, part 2: The Work of Iron, in Nature, Art and Policy Mary Schneider
00:21:23
Play 13 13 - Lecture V, part 3: The Work of Iron, in Nature, Art and Policy Mary Schneider
00:34:47
Play 14 14 - Appendices, part 1 Todd Ulbrich
00:15:22
Play 15 15 - Appendices, part 2 Todd Ulbrich
00:21:46