Author Archives: Jim Spates

Jim Spates is professor of sociology, emeritus, at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. Over the last three decades, he has written extensively about Ruskin's life and work and, since 2013, has been the webmaster overseeing Why Ruskin, a website dedicated to showing why Ruskin is still relevant today.


Posted on Dec. 11, 2019 by Jim Spates
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During his lifetime, John Ruskin (1819–1900) was acknowledged as one of the 19th century's greatest geniuses ...

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