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        • Perception through Drawing

        Abstract
        This article examines the series of 14 plates published in John Ruskin’s The Seven Lamps of Architecture (1849). These drawings are situated in the wider work of Ruskin by relating them to his writings as a drawing teacher, his architectural theories on the Gothic, and, most fundamentally, his critiques of modern society as a whole. In doing so, the drawings are understood not as mere illustrations, but as the embodiment of Ruskin’s specific, Romanticist ideology. Following Ruskin, then, the essay argues that drawings are always more than mere neutral visualisations: they direct the way we perceive the world.
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        Citation
        Decroos, B. (2020). Perception through Drawing. Practices of Drawing, OASE, (105), 33–43. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/105/PerceptionThroughDrawing

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