Ilkley Literature Festival
Genre: Event with live subtitles
Author: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
Ilkley Literature Festival presents Suzanne Fagence Cooper: Why Ruskin Matters
John Ruskin, born 200 years ago this year, was the greatest critic of his age: a critic not only of art and architecture but of society and life. His writings – on beauty and truth, on work and leisure, on commerce and capitalism, on life and how to live it – can teach us more than ever about how to see the world around us clearly and how to live it.
Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper delves into Ruskin’s writings and uncovers the dizzying beauty and clarity of his vision. Whether he was examining the exquisite carvings of a medieval cathedral or the mass-produced wares of Victorian industry, chronicling the beauties of Venice and Florence or his own descent into old age and infirmity, Ruskin saw vividly the glories and the contradictions of life, and taught us how to see them too.
This event will have live subtitles presented by Stagetext.
Tickets on general sale from 27th August 2019
Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext