Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series

Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series

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by John Berger
     
 

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John Berger’s Classic Text on Art

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

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John Berger’s Classic Text on Art

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.

"Berger has the ability to cut right through the mystification of the professional art critics . . . He is a liberator of images: and once we have allowed the paintings to work on us directly, we are in a much better position to make a meaningful evaluation" —Peter Fuller, Arts Review

"The influence of the series and the book . . . was enormous . . . It opened up for general attention to areas of cultural study that are now commonplace" —Geoff Dyer in Ways of Telling

Winner of the 1972 Booker Prize for his novel, G., John Peter Berger (born November 5th, 1926) is an art critic, painter and author of many novels including A Painter of Our Time, From A to X and Bento’s Sketchbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140135152
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1990
Series:
Richard Seaver Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
139,145
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Ways of Seeing 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are ready to question how you see the world around you, read this book. This is not a book of 'knowledge' but a book of questions. Berger and friends are asking some very estute questions about how we portray people. First written nearly 30 years ago, but still very vibrant and relevant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sure this is a great book, however, it is so poorly typeset (publishers should all know that a book should never be set in a bold sans-serif type) that it makes it impossible to read and it very hard on the eyes. I will be returning it to the store.
FreddyD More than 1 year ago
A teacher made me read this in college and not a month goes by I don't think about it. It sort of makes you rethink things, about how you see art and I guess the world. There's some nudity in it, too, so that always helps.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a wonderful compliment to the BBC series. It allows for a closer analysis of the images he presents in the special.
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MissLadyBird More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book on Art Theory for those looking for a book to read that does not require a dictionary to comprehend.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a good book, if you like seeing thing. A quick book report book for a class. Only 170 pages.