John Berger: Understanding a Photograph

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$24.95  $23.20
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Aperture
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256
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6.2 X 8.7 X 0.7 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
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9781597112567
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About the Author

John Berger is a novelist, poet, screenwriter, and critic. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including To the Wedding, About Looking, and G., for which he was awarded the Booker Prize. Among his best-known works is the television series and book Ways of Seeing. He has received prestigious awards for his writing, including the Petrarca-Preis and a Golden PEN Award.
Geoff Dyer is the award-winning author of many books, including Out of Sheer Rage, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It, Zona, See / Saw, and the essay collection Otherwise Known as the Human Condition (winner of a National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism). A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Dyer lives in Los Angeles, where he is writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California. His books have been translated into twenty-four languages.

Reviews

This new selection of more than 20 essays, edited by Geoff Dyer and including previously uncollected pieces, is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the power of this ubiquitous medium. Spanning some 40 years, they include pieces on the 1967 photograph of Che Guevara's corpse, on the meaning of photographs...on the shock effect of war images... There are also typically insightful pieces on Paul Strand, W Eugene Smith, Andre Kertesz and Henri Cartier-Bresson... As ever with Berger's writing, the theoretical is always informed by politics and a deeply felt humanity.--PD Smith "The Guardian "

This is a series of Berger's essays, arranged chronologically, about photography's role in the shaping of society. "American Photo"

This new selection of more than 20 essays, edited by Geoff Dyer and including previously uncollected pieces, is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding the power of this ubiquitous medium. Spanning some 40 years, they include pieces on the 1967 photograph of Che Guevara's corpse, on the meaning of photographs on the shock effect of war images There are also typically insightful pieces on Paul Strand, W. Eugene Smith, Andre Kertesz and Henri Cartier-Bresson As ever with Berger's writing, the theoretical is always informed by politics and a deeply felt humanity. "The Guardian" "
This is a series of Berger's essays, arranged chronologically, about photography's role in the shaping of society.--Jack Crager "American Photo "