This exhibition presents John Ruskin's reflections on justice and peace which had tremendous impact on the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi and so many other contemporaries who built settlements according to Ruskin's humanist concept of economy. The art history professor from Oxford University wrote four essays on the principles of political economy: "Unto This Last", and other essays such as "Munera Pulveris" and "Fors Clavigera". They attacked capitalist political economy and were considered as an alternative or complement to Karl Marx's work.
John Ruskin's basic idea in terms of peace and good labour was arms production boycott as a mode of nonviolent non-cooperation with the military. His proposals for taxes on income and property sound very up to date and could even show a way out of the deep financial crisis that we experience today.
Note: This exhibition is protected by copyright and its commercial use is strictly forbidden. In case you want to show the complete exhibition, we will send you a CD containing the files of all panels.