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"Ways of Seeing"

Based on the BBC Television Series

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"Ways of Seeing" by John Berger
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"Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.""But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled."John Berger's "Ways of Seeing" is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the "London Sunday Times" critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings ...he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures." By now he has.

Author Biography

John Berger was born in London in 1926. He is well known for his novels & stories as well as for his works of nonfiction, including several volumes of art criticism. His first novel, "A Painter of Our Time", was published in 1958, & since then his books have included the novel "G.", which won the Booker Prize in 1972. In 1962 he left Britain permanently, and he lives in a small village in the French Alps.
Release date NZ
October 25th, 1990
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
TV tie-in ed
Illustrations
illustrations, portraits
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
176
Dimensions
144x194x14
ISBN-13
9780140135152
Product ID
1683603

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