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Ways of seeing by John Berger( Book )

147 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Berger's 'Ways of Seeing' changed the way people thought about art and art criticism
About looking by John Berger( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Pub. desc
Another way of telling by John Berger( Book )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs don't lie--or do they? Two of our most thoughtful and eloquent interrogators of the visual examine the ambiguities of what is seemingly our most straightforward art form. ANOTHER WAY OF TELLING explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between picture and viewer, and between the filmed moment and memories it resembles
The success and failure of Picasso by John Berger( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 1993 in 6 languages and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical re-assessment of the artist covering every period of his life and work
Art and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.R by John Berger( Book )

43 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En analyse af kunsten i Sovjetunionen med udgangspunkt i billedhuggeren Ernst Neizvestnyj (f. 1926)
Pig earth by John Berger( Book )

51 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this haunting first volume of his Into Their Labours trilogy, John Berger begins his chronicle of the eclipse of peasant cultures in the twentieth century. Set in a small village in the French Alps, Pig Earth relates the stories of skeptical, hard-working men and fiercely independent women; of calves born and pigs slaughtered; of summer haymaking and long dark winters f rest; of a message of forgiveness from a dead father to his prodigal son; and of the marvelous Lucie Cabrol, exiled to a hut high in the mountains, but an inexorable part of the lives of men who have known her. Above all, this masterpiece of sensuous description and profound moral resonance is an act of reckoning that conveys the precise wealth and weight of a world we are losing
To the wedding : a novel by John Berger( Book )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story of Gino and Ninon, he an Italian salesman, she a Czech engineer's daughter. They meet in Verona, start dating. When Ninon learns she has the aids virus by a man she knew earlier, she breaks off the relationship. But such is Gino's love that he proposes anyway and they marry, fully aware of what is in store for them. By the author of Corker's Freedom
The moment of cubism, and other essays by John Berger( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once in Europa by John Berger( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A luminous collection of interwoven stories, Once in Europa is a portrait of two worlds-a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless, future-driven culture that will invade it-at their moment of collision. The instrument of entrapment is love: the passion of a willful shepard for a shrewd bourgeois housewife; of a vital young woman for a dashing Russian who has come to work in the local factory; of a steadfast son for his aged mother. Lives are lost and hearts are broken, and, always, love is a transcending form of grace. In Once in Europa, it speaks as plainly and as movingly as a remembered language, creating a work of astonishing tenderness
Here is where we meet by John Berger( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encounter with the ghost of his late mother, dead for fifteen years, draws the narrator into a remarkable odyssey during which he explores the lives of the dead, from a woman at the time of the London blitz to a Paleolithic cave
From A to X : a story in letters by John Berger( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the dusty, ramshackle town of Suse lives A'ida. Her insurgent husband Xavier has been imprisoned. Resolute, sensuous and tender, A'ida's letters to the man she loves tell of daily events in the town, and of its motley collection of inhabitants whose lives flow through hers. But Suse is under threat, and as a faceless power inexorably encroaches from outside, so the smallest details and acts of humanity - an intimate dance, a shared meal - assume for A'ida a life-affirming significance, acts of resistance against the forces that might otherwise extinguish them." "From A to X is a powerful exploration of how humanity affirms itself in struggle: imagining a community which, besieged by economic and military imperialism, finds transcendent hope in the pain and fragility, vulnerability and sorrow of daily existence."--Jacket
A fortunate man; the story of a country doctor by John Berger( Book )

52 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1966 John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. Sassall is a fortunate man - his work occupies and fulfils him, he lives amongst the patients he treats, the line between his life and his work is happily blurred. In A Fortunate Man, Berger's text and the photography of Jean Mohr reveal with extraordinary intensity the life of a remarkable man. It is a portrait of one selfless individual and the rural community for which he became the hub. Drawing on psychology, biography and medicine, A Fortunate Man is a portrait of sacrifice. It is also a profound exploration of what it means to be a doctor, to serve a community and to heal
The shape of a pocket by John Berger( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of essays discussing such subjects as Rembrandt, Palaeolithic cave painters, ancient Egyptians, and a man in a radio station, John Berger argues for resistance to the new world economic order
Hold everything dear : dispatches on survival and resistance by John Berger( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political activist John Berger analyzes terrorism and the profound despair that gives rise to it. He writes about homelessness of millions who have been forced by poverty and war into lives as refugees. He discusses Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Serbia, Bosnia, China, Indonesia - anyplace the power of corporations, the military, or paramilitary elements is being exercised, depriving ordinary citizens of autonomy or livelihoods or most basic freedoms. This collection of essays suggests ideas and action that might bring suffering to an end. This book holds a reflective mirror up to post-9/11 realities
Keeping a rendezvous by John Berger( Book )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he stands before Giorgione's La Tempesta, John Berger sees not only the painting but our whole notion of time, sweeping us away from a lost Eden. A photograph of a gravely joyful crowd gathered on a Prague street in November 1989 provokes reflection on the meaning of democracy and the reunion of a people with long-banished hopes and dreams. With the luminous essays in Keeping a Rendezvous, we are given to see the world as Berger sees it -- to explore themes suggested by the work of Jackson Pollock or J. M. W. Turner, to contemplate the wonder of Paris. Rendezvous are manifold: between critic and art, artist and subject, subject and the unknown. But most significant are the rendezvous between author and reader, as we discover our perceptions informed by John Berger's eloquence and courageous moral imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition
Between the eyes : essays on photography and politics by David Levi Strauss( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Between the Eyes, David Levi Strauss examines subjects ranging from "Photography and Propaganda" to the ephemeral imagery of dreams; from Sebastiao Salgado's epic social documents to the profoundly personal photographic revelations of Francesca Woodman. In "A Ferocious Philosophy," Walt Whitman, George Eastman, and Paul Virilio sit down to an imagined conversation about democracy and images. The timely issue of photographic "legitimacy" is addressed in "Photography and Belief," and in "The Highest Degree of Illusion," Strauss looks at the media frenzy surrounding the tragic events of September 11, 2001"--Jacket
Corker's freedom : a novel by John Berger( Book )

43 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of the Booker Prize-winning G. and the extraordinary trilogy Into Their Labours, an early novel, written thirty years ago and published here for the first time. An exhilarating and engrossing novel about the elderly owner of an employment agency whose romantic yearnings and inarticulate dreams propel him into a world of fantasy, Corker's Freedom displays the story-telling magic that is a hallmark of John Berger's highly acclaimed fiction. In this powerfully unsettling tale about the pitfalls of free will, we observe the gradual disintegration of one man's genteel and shabby life as he is driven, over the course of one day, to seek an illusory freedom from the bonds of responsibility. Berger explores the disturbingly gray areas between the private and the public self in a mordantly witty novel, which is always aware of the absurdity that resides in the midst of tragedy
King : a street story by John Berger( Book )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about homeless people told by a dog who can read human thought. He lives with Vico and Vica, a couple in a homeless community on the edge of town. He even helps defend it when developers come to clear the land
The look of things; essays by John Berger( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bento's sketchbook by John Berger( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... An exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us."--Page 4 of cover
 
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Berdžer, Džon.

Berger, John

Berger, John 1926-

Berger, John Peter.

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Birǧir, Ǧūn 1926-

Con Berqer

Ioannes Berger

John Berger angielski krytyk sztuki, pisarz i malarz

John Berger angol regényíró, költő, műkritikus, festő

John Berger britischer Maler, Schriftsteller und Kunstkritiker

John Berger Brits auteur

John Berger critico d'arte, scrittore e pittore inglese

John Berger engelsk maler, forfatter og kunstkritiker

John Berger un peintre, écrivain et critique d'art britannique

Mpergker, Tzōn 1926-

Джон Бёрджер британский писатель, поэт, критик, художник

جون برجر، 1926-

ਜੌਨ ਬਰਗਰ

ಜಾನ್ ಬರ್ಜರ್

버거, 존 1926-

버거, 죤 1926-

존 버거

ジョン・バージャー

バーガー, ジョン

バージャー, ジョン

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English (578)

Spanish (42)

French (32)

Chinese (30)

German (29)

Turkish (28)

Danish (9)

Korean (6)

Swedish (5)

Japanese (4)

Italian (1)

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About lookingAnother way of tellingThe success and failure of PicassoArt and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.RPig earthTo the wedding : a novelThe moment of cubism, and other essaysOnce in Europa