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Ways of Seeing

Author : John Berger
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 24,47 MB
Release : 2008-09-25
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 014103579X

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Contains seven essays. Three of them use only pictures. Examines the relationship between what we see and what we know.

The Sense of Sight

Author : John Berger
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 31,67 MB
Release : 2011-07-13
Category : Art
ISBN : 0307794210

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With this provocative and infinitely moving collection of essays, a preeminent critic of our time responds to the profound questions posed by the visual world. For when John Berger writes about Cubism, he writes not only of Braque, Léger, Picasso, and Gris, but of that incredible moment early in this century when the world converged around a marvelouis sense of promise. When he looks at the Modigiliani, he sees a man's infinite love revealed in the elongated lines of the painted figure. Ranging from the Renaissance to the conflagration of Hiroshima; from the Bosphorus to Manhattan; from the woodcarvers of a French village to Goya, Dürer, and Van Gogh; and from private experiences of love and of loss to the major political upheavals of our time, The Sense of Sight encourages us to see with the same breadth, courage, and moral engagement that its author does.

A Painter of Our Time

Author : John Berger
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 209 pages
File Size : 15,93 MB
Release : 2011-07-13
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0307794288

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From John Berger, the Booker Prize-winning author of G., A Painter of Our Time is at once a gripping intellectual and moral detective story and a book whose aesthetic insights make it a companion piece to Berger's great works of art criticism. The year is 1956. Soviet tanks are rolling into Budapest. In London, an expatriate Hungarian painter named Janos Lavin has disappeared following a triumphant one-man show at a fashionable gallery. Where has he gone? Why has he gone? The only clues may lie in the diary, written in Hungarian, that Lavin has left behind in his studio. With uncanny understanding, John Berger has written oneo f hte most convincing portraits of a painter in modern literature, a revelation of art and exile.

Seeing Berger

Author : Peter Fuller
Publisher : Writers & Readers Publishing
Page : 52 pages
File Size : 15,76 MB
Release : 1981
Category : Art
ISBN :

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"In this incisive counter-polemic Peter Fuller underlines what is most valuable in Berger's criticism, while attacking the art ideologists who would negate the existence of any aesthetic experience. He succinctly agues the case for a materialistic understanding of art and its value which moves beyond ideology and permits one to confront the 'masterpiece', the work of art which breaks free from the norms of tradition and transcends its time."--back cover.

Confabulations

Author : John Berger
Publisher : Penguin UK
Page : 80 pages
File Size : 37,84 MB
Release : 2016-10-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0241292344

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'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itself, and how it relates to thought, art, song, storytelling and political discourse today. Also containing Berger's own drawings, notes, memories and reflections on everything from Albert Camus to global capitalism, Confabulations takes us to what is 'true, essential and urgent'.

An Analysis of John Berger's Ways of Seeing

Author : Emmanouil Kalkanis
Publisher : Macat Llibrary
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 27,11 MB
Release : 2018-02-21
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781912284641

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Ways of Seeing is a key art-historical work that continues to provoke widespread debate. Berger first examines how our assumptions affect how we see a painting, then he moves on to the role of women in artwork. The third essay deals with the relationship between subjects and ownership. Finally, Berger addresses the idea of ownership in a consumerist society.

Chinese Ways of Seeing and Open-Air Painting

Author : Yi Gu
Publisher : BRILL
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 46,22 MB
Release : 2021-02-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 1684176131

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"How did modern Chinese painters see landscape? Did they depict nature in the same way as premodern Chinese painters? What does the artistic perception of modern Chinese painters reveal about the relationship between artists and the nation-state? Could an understanding of modern Chinese landscape painting tell us something previously unknown about art, political change, and the epistemological and sensory regime of twentieth-century China? Yi Gu tackles these questions by focusing on the rise of open-air painting in modern China. Chinese artists almost never painted outdoors until the late 1910s, when the New Culture Movement prompted them to embrace direct observation, linear perspective, and a conception of vision based on Cartesian optics. The new landscape practice brought with it unprecedented emphasis on perception and redefined artistic expertise. Central to the pursuit of open-air painting from the late 1910s right through to the early 1960s was a reinvigorated and ever-growing urgency to see suitably as a Chinese and to see the Chinese homeland correctly. Examining this long-overlooked ocular turn, Gu not only provides an innovative perspective from which to reflect on complicated interactions of the global and local in China, but also calls for rethinking the nature of visual modernity there."

Portraits

Author : John Berger
Publisher : Verso Books
Page : 676 pages
File Size : 33,34 MB
Release : 2015-10-05
Category : Art
ISBN : 1784781789

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John Berger, one of the world's most celebrated storytellers and writers on art, tells a personal history of art from the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves to 21st century conceptual artists. Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about artists both canonized and obscure, from Rembrandt to Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock to Picasso. Throughout, Berger maintains the essential connection between politics, art and the wider study of culture. The result is an illuminating walk through many centuries of visual culture, from one of the contemporary world's most incisive critical voices.

About Looking

Author : John Berger
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 225 pages
File Size : 39,42 MB
Release : 1992-01-08
Category : Art
ISBN : 0679736557

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As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, Booker Prize-winning author John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger quietly -- but fundamentally -- alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

The Many Ways of Seeing

Author : Nick Gleeson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 16,12 MB
Release : 2017-06-01
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 1925183823

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In desperation, I look up into mum’s face. A small face – a loving face — And the lights go out. Her face is the last image I will ever see in my lifetime. Blind since the age of seven, Nick Gleeson has spent his life learning to ‘see’ without seeing. Growing up in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Broadmeadows, Nick’s young life was defined by touch and smell: learning the shape of each shoe so he knew left from right. Holding the huge, rough hand of his father. Smelling the well-worn vinyl in the family car. Gently feeling the smooth top and soft underbelly of a mushroom he has picked. When Nick meets Peter Bishop, Creative Director of Varuna, the Writers’ House many years later, he has led an amazing life of physical adventuring. He’s scaled basecamp at Everest and the top of Kilimanjaro; he’s been a Paralympic athlete, a marathon runner, a skydiver. And, most recently, he’s been on an expedition to the Simpson Desert. In a unique blend of memoir, conversation and insights into the writing process, together Peter and Nick have collaborated to share Nick’s compelling life journey with its many challenges, loves and losses. The Many Ways of Seeing is an inspiring true story about determination in the face of hardship, the importance of trust and friendship and the wonderful relationship between a mentor and writer.