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The annual birthday event will be in February 2017.
Winner of the 2015 Ruskin Society Book Prize
The Ruskin Society is very pleased to announce that the 2015 Book Prize has been awarded to Ken and Jenny Jacobson for Carrying off the Palaces: John Ruskin’s Lost Daguerreotypes (published by Quaritch). The award was announced on Saturday 6 February at the Society’s annual celebration of John Ruskin’s birthday. Announcing the award, Jeffrey Richards (president of the Ruskin Society) praised the book’s outstanding contribution to Ruskin scholarship. He also commended the quality of the two other shortlisted books, Andrew Ballantyne’s John Ruskin (Reaktion Books) and Caroline Ings-Chambers’ Louisa Waterford and John Ruskin ‘For you have not falsely praised’ (Legenda).