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Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series (A pelican original) (original 1972; edition 1977)

by John Berger

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Title:Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series (A pelican original)
Authors:John Berger
Info:Penguin Books (1977), Paperback, 176 pages
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Ways of Seeing by John Berger (1972)

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  Lotjes | Jan 3, 2019 |
Still marvelously important, and surprisingly - but rightly - angry. A joy. ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 30, 2018 |
So clearly and succinctly written, even with its unique insights. I love how John Berger writes just as much as how he sees art. I will definitely continue to read more of his work. ( )
  rnmdfrd | Sep 19, 2018 |
An eye-opener. Describes the capitalist underpinnings of art history as a plaything of the property class. The book prompts the reader to ask, what is the message, when looking at a painting. ( )
  deckla | Jun 3, 2018 |
This book taught me how to open my eyes to art and the world in a whole new way. Berger is articulate and concise. ( )
  CherieKephart | Aug 3, 2017 |
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John Bergerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Blomberg, SvenAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dibb, MichaelAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fox, ChrisAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hollis, RichardAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Magritte, ReneCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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Examines the social implications and psychological impact of the images and conventions of modern and classical artists

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