Ways of Seeing
by John Berger
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Based on the BBC TV series, John Berger’s Façons de Voir is a unique look at how to see art, published as part of Penguin’s Penguin Design Series on Penguin Modern Classics.See comes before the wordsThe child looks and recognizes before they can speak”But there is also another sense in which the seer comes before the wordsIt is to see who establishes our place in the world around us; to explain to us that the world with words, but the word can never cancel out the fact that we are surrounded.The relationship between what we see and what we know has never fallen apart.”John Berger Façons de Voir is one of the most stimulating and influential books on art in any language.Originally published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the Sunday Times criticized:”It’s a revelation in more ways than one: by focusing on the way we look at paintings.it will almost certainly change the way you look at images”Now that he’s doneJohn Berger (b1926) is an art critic, painter and novelist.born in Hackney, LondonHis novel, G(1972) won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Booker Prize.If you liked Manières de Voir, you could, like Susan Sontag, Sur la Photographie, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.Berger has the possibility to cut straight through the mystification of art critics’ professionals.it is an image liberator: images and once we have let the paintings work on us directly, we are in a much better position to make a meaningful evaluation’ Peter Fuller, Arts of the Revue’ of the influence of the series and the book.was hugeIt opens to the attention of the fields of study of culture which are now commonplace’ Geoff Dyer in the way of Telling One of the most influential intellectuals of our time’ Observe’.
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