Selected Essays

Selected Essays

Book - 2001
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On the occasion of his seventy-fith birthday, Pantheon is publishing a gathering of John Berger's most insightful and provocative writings on art over the past forty years. Selected Essaysbrings together a comprehensive array of writings from Berger's previous collections:Toward Reality,The Moment of Cubism,The Look of Things,About Looking,The Sense of Sight, andKeeping a Rendezvous. From Piero to Pollock, from Kokoschka to La Tour, from mass demonstrations to museums--the ideas in these essays are as fresh and compelling as they were when first published. Polemical, meditative, radical, always original, they display a remarkable continuity of thoughtful inquiry and political engagement.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books c2001.
ISBN: 9780375421563
Branch Call Number: 824.914 Berge 3701 1
Characteristics: xiii, 588 pages ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dyer, Geoff


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Apr 02, 2019

A real whopper of a book: 106 essays, each one written with intimacy, passion, and judgement. The quote on page 88 from Marshall McLuhan is even more apt now (with social media, AI, profiling, increases in narcissism) than it ever was. Below is the list of my favorites:
- Drawing
- Calculations Of Piero (on Piero della Francesca)
- Alberto Giacometti
- Walter Benjamin
- Painting A Landscape
- Why Look At Animals?
- Uses Of Photography
- Field
- The Storyteller
- Drawn To The Moment
- The Hour Of Poetry *
- A Load Of Shit

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