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Berger, John

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Most widely held works by John Berger
Ways of seeing by John Berger( Book )

187 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains seven essays. Three of them use only pictures. Examines the relationship between what we see and what we know
The success and failure of Picasso by John Berger( Book )

97 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical re-assessment of the artist covering every period of his life and work
About looking by John Berger( Book )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,605 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 )

70 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of the most eloquent accounts of photography ever devised (originally published in 1982 and unavailable for many years), the writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr set out to understand the fundamental nature of photography and how it makes its impact. Asking a range of questions 'What is a photograph?' 'What do photographs mean?' 'How can they be used?' they give their answers in terms of a photograph as 'a meeting place where the interests of the photographer, the photographed, the viewer and those who are using the photography are often contradictory'. From these beginnings they develop a theory of photography that has at its centre the form's essential ambiguity, arguing that photography is totally unlike a film and has nothing to do with reportage. Rather, it constitutes 'another way of telling'. The unique combination of critic and photographer results in a work that moves beyond the landmarks established by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag to establish a new theory of photography. This unique combination of words and pictures includes 230 photographs by Jean Mohr
G by John Berger( Book )

107 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to an Italian father and his American mistress, G. becomes, in the years before the First World War, a modern Don Juan
Pig earth by John Berger( Book )

79 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over het leven in een kleine boerengemeenschap in Frankrijk
Art and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.R by John Berger( Book )

53 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En analyse af kunsten i Sovjetunionen med udgangspunkt i billedhuggeren Ernst Neizvestnyj (f. 1926)
To the wedding : a novel by John Berger( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 887 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 )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once in Europa by John Berger( Book )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 876 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 )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 783 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 753 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
The sense of sight : writings by John Berger( Book )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this provocative and infinitely moving collection of essays, a preeminent critic of our time responds to the profound questions posed by the visual world. For when John Berger writes about Cubism, he writes not only of Braque, Leger, Picasso, and Gris, but of that incredible moment early in this century when the world converged around a marvelouis sense of promise. When he looks at the Modigiliani, he sees a man's infinite love revealed in the elongated lines of the painted figure. Ranging from the Renaissance to the conflagration of Hiroshima; from the Bosphorus to Manhattan; from the woodcarvers of a French village to Goya, DUrer, and Van Gogh; and from private experiences of love and of loss to the major political upheavals of our time, The Sense of Sight encourages us to see with the same breadth, courage, and moral engagement that its author does
A fortunate man; the story of a country doctor by John Berger( Book )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man--one who has taken it upon himself to recognize his patients humanity when illness and the fear of death have made them unrecognizable to themselves. In the impoverished rural community in which he works, John Sassall tend the maimed, the dying, and the lonely. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a meditation on the value we assign a human life. First published thirty years ago, A Fortunate Man remains moving and deeply relevant--no other book has offered such a close and passionate investigation of the roles doctors play in their society
The shape of a pocket by John Berger( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 675 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 )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 628 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
A painter of our time by John Berger( Book )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exiled in London, the Hungarian artist Janos Lavin disappears one day, into thin air. His journal offers his friend John the only clues to where he has gone, and why. John Bergers first novel is a passionate exploration of the artistic process, and a gripping detective story
Keeping a rendezvous by John Berger( Book )

30 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
Corker's freedom : a novel by John Berger( Book )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 544 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
Bento's sketchbook by John Berger( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 400 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.

Bërdžer, Džon 1926-2017

Berger John

Berger, John 1926-

Berger, John, 1926-2017

Berger, John Peter.

Berger John Peter 1926-....

Berger, John Peter 1926-2017

Birǧir, Ǧūn 1926-

Birǧir, Ǧūn, 1926-2017

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 brittisk författare, målare och konstteoretiker

John Berger critico d'arte, scrittore e pittore inglese

John Berger crítico de arte, pintor e escritor inglés

John Berger engelsk maler, forfatter og kunstkritiker

John Berger peintre, écrivain et critique d'art britannique

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

Mpergker, Tzōn 1926-

Mpergker, Tzōn, 1926-2017

Джон Бергер

Джон Бёрджер британский писатель, поэт, критик, художник

جان برجر

جون برجر، 1926-

جون بيرغر

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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The success and failure of PicassoAbout lookingAnother way of tellingGPig earthArt and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.RTo the wedding : a novelThe moment of cubism, and other essays