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About Looking

John Berger

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ISBN 10: 0747599572 / ISBN 13: 9780747599579
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2009. Paperback. The follow-up to the seminal Ways of Seeing, one of the most influential books on art Num Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: ABA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 14. Weight in Grams: 160. 224 pages, Illustrations. The follow-up to the seminal Ways of Seeing, one of the most influential books on art. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: ABA. Dimension: 197 x 128 x 14. Weight: 156. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780747599579

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Title: About Looking

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

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John Berger 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 20th century? What is it about looking at war photos that doubles their already potent violence? He answers these questions amongst others.

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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.

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