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Berger, John

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About looking by John Berger( Book )

62 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,765 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
The success and failure of Picasso by John Berger( Book )

93 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

53 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,210 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
To the wedding : a novel by John Berger( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 898 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 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ways of seeing by John Berger( Book )

45 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Bergerʹs Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the (London) Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings ... he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures." By now he has. -- Publisher description
Here is where we meet by John Berger( Book )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 796 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 789 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 )

48 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and French and held by 704 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 )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 663 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 )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 655 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
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
A painter of our time by John Berger( Book )

35 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 588 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"--Page 4 of cover
Corker's freedom : a novel by John Berger( Book )

44 editions published between 1964 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 563 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 )

33 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 548 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 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lilac and flag : an old wives' tale of a city by John Berger( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Dickens and Balzac did for their time, so John Berger does for ours, rendering the movement of a people and the passing of a way of life in his masterwork, the Into Their Labours trilogy. With Lilac and Flag, the Alpine village of the two earlier volumes has been forsaken for the mythic city of Troy. Here, amidst the shantytowns, factories, and opulent hotels, fading heritages and steadfast dreams, the children and grandchildren of rural peasants pursue meager livings as best they can. And here, two young lovers embark upon a passionate, desperate journey of love and survival and find transcending hope both for themselves and for us as their witnesses
Permanent red : essays in seeing by John Berger( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bento's sketchbook by John Berger( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeenth-century philosopher Baruch Spinoza ...or Bento de Spinoza carried with him a sketchbook. For years, John Berger has imagined finding Bento's sketchbook without knowing what its pages might hold...When one day a friend gave Berger a beautiful virgin sketchbook, John said "This is Bento's !"and he began to draw, taking his inspiration from the philosopher's vision
Selected essays by John Berger( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected Essays brings together a comprehensive array of writings from Berger's previous collections: Toward Reality, The Moment of Cubism, The Look of Things, About Looking, The Sense of Sight, and Keeping a Rendezvous. From Piero to Pollock, from Kokoschka to La Tour, from mass demonstrations to museums{u2013}the ideas in these essays are as fresh and compelling as they were when first published. Polemical, meditative, radical, always original, they display a remarkable continuity of thoughtful inquiry and political engagement
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Berdžer, Džon.

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Mpergker, Tzōn 1926-

Джон Бёрджер британский писатель, поэт, критик, художник

جون برجر، 1926-

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버거, 존 1926-

버거, 죤 1926-

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The success and failure of PicassoAnother way of tellingTo the wedding : a novelThe moment of cubism, and other essaysWays of seeingHere is where we meetFrom A to X : a story in lettersA fortunate man; the story of a country doctor