Ways of Seeing

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Penguin Books
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5.0 X 7.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Storyteller, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger (1926-2017) was one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing; the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours; Here Is Where We Meet; the Booker Prize-winning novel G; Hold Everything Dear; the Man Booker-longlisted From A to X; and A Seventh Man.
"It's a book about art history and the media, but it's also a magic trick." -- The New Republic

"Berger fulfils the roles of a philosopher, listener, and somewhat of a magician as he makes tantalising worlds appear, and illusions vanish." -- Pratibha Rai, Oxford Culture Review

"The influence of the series and the book . . . was enormous . . . It opened up for general attention to areas of cultural study that are now commonplace." --Geoff Dyer

"...perhaps the most bold, clear, and widely renowned explanation of art's entanglement with capitalism." -- The Paris Review

"Berger has the ability to cut right through the mystification of the professional art critics . . . He is a liberator of images: and once we have allowed the paintings to work on us directly, we are in a much better position to make a meaningful evaluation." --Peter Fuller, Arts Review

"Over the past sixty years, the great John Berger -- art critic, essayist, screenwriter, novelist, poet, and artist -- has made immeasurable contributions to our understanding of culture and politics, never more potently than in Ways of Seeing." -The Village Voice

On John Berger:

"In contemporary English letters he seems to me peerless." -- Susan Sontag

"We learned from him to see that basic assumptions about everything--work, play, art, commerce--are hidden in the surrounding culture of images." -- Jane Gaines