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" The second reason is, that imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life. It is the sign of life in a mortal body, that is to say, of a state of progress and change. Nothing that lives is, or can be, rigidly perfect ; part of it is... "
The Eclectic Review - Seite 471
1853
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Architectural Design: A.D.

1980
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The Victorian Temper: A Study in Literary Culture

Jerome Hamilton Buckley - 1981 - 282 Seiten
..."reached his point of failure," and imperfection was "in some sort essential to all we know of life, . . . the sign of life in a mortal body, that is to say, of a state of progress and change." 5 But progress and change were, as Ruskin and most Victorians realized, not necessarily synonymous...
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American Buildings

Leland Roth - 1983 - 675 Seiten
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Unto This Last and Other Writings

John Ruskin - 1985 - 362 Seiten
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Ruskin's Poetic Argument: The Design of the Major Works

Paul L. Sawyer - 1985 - 336 Seiten
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The Arnoldian, Bände 7-9

1979
...at nature to learn that imperfection (savageness) is both inevitable and desirable: [I]mperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life....foxglove blossom, — a third part bud, a third part past, a third part in full bloom,— is a type of the life of this world. . . . All things are literally...
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Le Renouveau gothique en Angleterre idéologie et architecture introd ...

Pierre Fontaney - 1989 - 266 Seiten
...but what is bad can be perfect, in its own bad way. § 25. The second reason is, that imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life. lt is the sign of life in a mortal body, that is to say, of a state of progress and change. Nothing...
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Aestheticism: The Religion of Art in Post-romantic Literature

Leon Chai, Professor of English and Comparative Literature Leon Chai - 1990 - 269 Seiten
...it admits simultaneously the possibility of imperfection at each level. Yet for Ruskin imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life....rigidly perfect; part of it is decaying, part nascent. . . . And in all things that live there are certain irregularities and deficiencies which are not only...
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Subjectivity and Literature from the Romantics to the Present Day

Shaw - 1991 - 175 Seiten
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