Quote of the Week

Whenever Ruskin wrote about architecture, he was also thinking about art. Art, to him, was never an isolated thing: it was always connected to the world. To consider a landscape painting was to reflect upon the countryside, itself, the larger society in which the landscape was situated, the meaning of the sublime, and the presence of God on earth.

— from Makers: A History of American Studio Craft, by Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf