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Ways of Seeing (1972)

by John Berger

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Contains seven essays. Three of them use only pictures. Examines the relationship between what we see and what we know.

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Forse l'ho letto un po' troppo in fretta, ma mi sembra una raccolta fin troppo eterogenea e non particolarmente ricca di contenuti interessanti. ( )
  d.v. | May 16, 2023 |
The general role of images; the sight of men over women; the social and economical usage of art; the role of advertisings. On each of this topics, a very simple and effective dissertation by a great thinker and divulger.
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  d.v. | May 16, 2023 |
Still marvelously important, and surprisingly - but rightly - angry. A joy. ( )
1 vote therebelprince | May 1, 2023 |
Essential ( )
  Silenostar | Dec 7, 2022 |
I can't say I understood what Berger was getting at well enough to agree or not, but I enjoyed the read. ( )
  mykl-s | Nov 25, 2022 |
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Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.
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Contains seven essays. Three of them use only pictures. Examines the relationship between what we see and what we know.

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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.
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