November 28, 2019

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca
Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca


Visual Arguments: John Ruskin’s relevance today

10.00 Opening remarks

Paul Tucker, Università di Firenze

10.30 Rupert Shepherd, London
‘Both a practical and a critical school of fine art’: the arrangement of Ruskin’s Oxford teaching collection

11.00 Donata Levi, Università di Udine
«So much more depends upon the explanation than on the thing explained»: la mancata evidenza degli oggetti nei musei di Ruskin

11.30 Stephen Bann, University of Bristol
‘Stray Flowers’? The role of illustration in the critical argument of Ruskin’s Stones of Venice

12:00 Leo Groarke, Trent University
Seeing truthfully: a Ruskin for today

12.00 | 13.00 Discussion


Emanuele Pellegrini, IMT Scuola Alti Studi Lucca

15.00 Paul Tucker, Università di Firenze
Image and argument in the work of John Ruskin

15.30 Jeremy Melius, Tufts University
Forms of intermediate being

16.00 Emanuele Pellegrini, IMT Scuola Alti Studi Lucca
Le pietre di Lucca. Immagini e parole per una città “nuova”

16.30 | 17.30 Discussion

17.30 Introduction to the exhibition Fotografare Lucca. With the participation of the artists. Chair Linda Bertelli


Fotografare Lucca: Omaggio a John Ruskin

23 | 30 November 2019
16.00 | 19.00

Chiesa di San Franceschetto
Piazza San Francesco, Lucca

Photographs by Marco Barsanti, Francesca Catastini, Gianluca Leonardi and Naima Savioli


Celebrating John Ruskin – Per celebrare John Ruskin

Poster exhibition
curated by the PhD students in Analysis and Management of Cultural Heritage
Scuola IMT Alti Studi Lucca
with the supervision of Paul Tucker

23 | 30 November 2019
19.00 | 19.00

Chiostro di San Francesco
Piazza san Francesco, 19