Ways of Seeing Based on the BBC Television Series

ISBN-10: 0140135154
ISBN-13: 9780140135152
Authors: John Berger, 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…    

Author bio:

John Berger was born in London in 1926. Berger was educated at St Edward's School, an independent school for boys in Oxford. Berger served in the British Army from 1944 to 1946; he then enrolled in the Chelsea School of Art and the Central School of Art in London. Berger began his career as a painter and exhibited work at a number of London galleries in the late 1940s. Berger became an art critic, publishing many essays and reviews in the New Statesman from 1948 - 1955. He titled an early collection of essays Permanent Red, in part as a statement of political commitment. In 1958 Berger published his first novel, A Painter of Our Time, which tells the story of the disappearance of Janos…    

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Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Number of pages: 176 Dimensions: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall Weight: 0.484 lbs. Language: English