[김영철의 토요건축강독 94] – John Ruskin
1. JOHN RUSKIN from Fors Clavigera (1871)
I am not rich; (as people now estimate riches), and great part of what I have is already engaged in maintaining artworkmen, or for other objects more or less of public utility. The tenth of whatever is left to me, estimated as accurately as I can, (you shall see the accounts,) I will make over to you in perpetuity, with the best security that English law can give, on Christmas Day of this year, with engagement to add the tithe of whatever I earn afterwards. Who else will help, with little or much? the object of such fund being, to begin, and gradually – no matter how slowly – to increase, the buying and securing of land in England, which shall not be built upon, but cultivated by Englishmen, with their own hands, and such help of force as they can find in wind and wave.
(부를 재는 일반 사람들의 기준에 따르면) 저는 부자가 아닙니다. 제가 소유한 것의 대부분은 이미 예술제작자들을 돌보는 일이나 어느 정도 공공의 용도를 지닌 다른 목적들에 연루되어 있습니다. …