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About Looking As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti In asking these and other questions, Berger quietly but fundamentally alters the vision of anyone who reads his work. Free Read About Looking [ by ] John Berger [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – valtrex-4.us

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • About Looking
  • John Berger
  • English
  • 05 May 2018
  • 0679736557

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  1. says:

    One of the strangest things in life is the way that things you had never heard of only a couple of months before can suddenly appear everywhere Now, while that is quite to be expected with, say, that K Pop guy pretending to ride a horse, I minterested in things like the most famous article in this collection, Why Look At AnimalsI only really discovered Berger last year and his seminal work Ways of Seeing Then my daughter was doing her honours year and was doing research into Japanese f One of the strangest things in life is the way that things you had never heard of only a couple of months before can suddenly appear everywhere Now, while that is quite to be expected with, say, that K Pop guy pretending to ride a horse, I minterested in things like the most famous article in this collection, Why Look At AnimalsI only really discovered Berger last year and his seminal work Ways of Seeing Then my daughter was doi...


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    All theories of ultimate origin are only ways of better defining what followed 8 The photographic moment for Strand is a biographical or historic moment, whose duration is ideally measured not by seconds but by its relation to a lifetime Strand does not pursue an instant, but encourages a moment to arise as one might encourage a story to be told 47 What served in place of the photograph before the camera s invention The expected answer is the engraving, the drawing, the painting The All theories of ultimate origin are only ways of better defining what followed 8 The photographic moment for Strand is a biographical or historic moment, whose duration is ideally measured not by seconds but by its relation to a lifetime Strand does not pursue an instant, but encourages a moment to arise as one might encourage a story to be told 47 What served in place of the photograph before the camera s invention The expecte...


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    CARTA ABIERTA A JOHN BERGER Lo que m s me gusta de leer tus ensayos, querido John Berger, es que eres exigente Me pones deberes Me obligas a usar diccionarios, acudir a Google o Wikipedia, me llenas la cabeza con informaci n, nombres, im genes Muchas im genes Me obligas a prestarte atenci n y me alegro porque, sabes , consigues que conecte con el arte en sus diferentes vertientes yo, que aunque lo disfruto de manera casi siempre irracional, con tu ayuda me vuelvo anal tica Mirar es el CARTA ABIERTA A JOHN BERGER Lo que m s me gusta de leer tus ensayos, querido John Berger, es que eres exigente Me pones deberes Me obligas a usar diccionarios, acudir a Google o Wikipedia...


  4. says:

    I had some difficulty with the longer essays in the first section of the book, but strangely, I discovered after limping through a few pages at a time, week after week that I was reading the book with too great attention I needed to take it somehow less seriously in order to receive the intended content and not become mired in the individual sentences I find many of Berger s provocative social statements very attractive and, in equal measure, tough Even with my spotty knowledge of art hi I had some difficulty with the longer essays in the first section of the book, but strangely, I discovered after limping through a few pages at a time, week after week that I was reading the book with too great attention I needed to take it somehow less seriously in order to receive the intended content and not become mired in the individual sentences I find many of Berger s provocative social statements very attractive and, in equal measure, tough Even with my spotty knowledge of art history, I was able to gain significant insight into the artists discussed in the short essays I was not terribly impressed by the long response to Sontag s _On Photography_ which book I found utterly maddening The only large problem I had with this book is that Vintage did a horrible, lousy job of reproducing the examples of photos and paintings The pictures are so p...


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    If you re new to Berger or to the art world in general , I recommend skipping this and instead picking up Ways of Seeing That collection is faraccessible to a general audience About Looking is full of Berger s insightful and impressive commentary on art and photography And the collection Uses of Photography in this work is a good read for those who make their living behind the lens Where this edition fails, for me, is in its lack of illustrative plates My knowledge of art his If you re new to Berger or to the art world in general , I recommend skipping this and instead picking up Ways of Seeing That collection is faraccessible to a general audience About Looking is full of Berger s insightful and impressive commentary on art and photography And the col...


  7. says:

    When explaining a work of art, Berger manages to be exquisitely precise and endlessly suggestive His words somehow translate the visual beauty into beauty on the page, and leave the reader that same feeling of having glimpsed something unworldly and beyond explanation.


  8. says:

    John Berger s About Looking is a smart, impassioned, eloquent, and illuminating collection of essays Highlights for me the essay Why Look at Animals, a reread the section on photography and the essays on Francis Bacon, Giacometti, and Rodin Suffused throughout is Berger s welcome Marxi...


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    Well I bought this book for the photo essays, I loved it for all the essays Very insightful and well written, it, as good criticism does, made me feel my ignorance of that which I didn t know which was a lot and made me want to learnI shoul...

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