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Ways of Seeing

Berger John

9780141035796

BOOK DETAILS

Price: $19.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780141035796
Published: September 2008

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Based on the BBC television series, John Berger's Ways of Seeing is a unique look at the way we view art, published as part of the Penguin on Design series in Penguin Modern Classics.'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 influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the 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.If you enjoyed Ways of Seeing, you might like Susan Sontag's On Photography, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780141035796
Published: September 2008

Number of pages: 176
Width: 111 mm
Height: 181 mm
Depth: 13 mm

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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