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Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics)



John Berger’s “Ways of Seeing” changed the way people think about painting and art criticism. This watershed work shows, through word and image, how what we see is always influenced by a whole host of assumptions concerning the nature of beauty, truth, civilization, form, taste, class and gender. Exploring the layers of meaning within oil paintings, photographs and graphic art, Berger argues that when we see, we are not just looking – we are reading the language of images.New

Ways Of Seeing

ISBN 10 : 9780141917986
ISBN 13 : 0141917989

How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever...


Understanding A Photograph

ISBN 10 : 9780718196011
ISBN 13 : 0718196015

John Berger's writings on photography are some of the most original of the twentieth century. This selection contains many groundbreaking essays and previously uncollected pieces w..


100 Artists Manifestos

ISBN 10 : 9780141191799
ISBN 13 : 0141191791

In this remarkable collection of 100 manifestos from the last 100 years, Alex Danchev presents the cacophony of voices of such diverse movements as Futurism, Dadaism, Surrealism, F..


The Empty Space

ISBN 10 : 0141189223
ISBN 13 : 9780141189222

Adapted from a series of four lectures, originally delivered as the first of the Granada Northern Lectures Peter Brook's The Empty Space is an exploration of four aspects of theatr..


An Essay On Typography

ISBN 10 : 0879239506
ISBN 13 : 9780879239503

An Essay on Typography was first published in 1931, instantly recognized as a classic, and has long been unavailable. It represents Gill at his best: opinionated, fustian, and cons..


On Photography

ISBN 10 : 9780241197547
ISBN 13 : 0241197546

Susan Sontag's On Photography is a seminal and groundbreaking work on the subject. Susan Sontag's groundbreaking critique of photography asks forceful questions about the moral and..


Ways Of Curating

ISBN 10 : 9780718194215
ISBN 13 : 0718194217

Drawing on his own experiences and inspirations - from staging his first exhibition in his tiny Zurich kitchen in 1986 to encounters and conversations with artists, exhibition make..


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