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Dyer, Geoff

Works: 86 works in 458 publications in 11 languages and 12,143 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Biography  Pictorial works  Popular works  Musical fiction  Art  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Creator, wat, pre
Classifications: PS3511.I9, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Geoff Dyer
Most widely held works by Geoff Dyer
Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer( Book )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff Atman is a British journalist on assignment in Venice who feels disillusioned with his hedonistic way of living, while a narrator in the Indian holy city of Varanasi practices detachment and meditates on art and spiritual matters
But beautiful : a book about jazz by Geoff Dyer( Book )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the giants of jazz
The ongoing moment by Geoff Dyer( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his most recent book, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It, Geoff Dyer confessed that not only did he not take pictures in the course of his travels but that he does not even own a camera. Dyer has now come up with an idiosyncratic history of ... photography. Seeking to identify their signature styles, Dyer looks at the ways in which such canonical figures as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Andre Kertesz, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston, among others, have photographed the same things (barber shops, benches, hands, roads, and signs, for example). In doing so, he constructs a narrative in which these photographers - many of whom never met - constantly encounter one another."--Jacket
Vivian Maier : street photographer by Vivian Maier( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in 4 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers. Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide--from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries--and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America's post-war golden age. It wasn't until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier's negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, 'Vivian Maier: Street Photographer' collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work."--Publisher description
The missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reflection on World War I is not your standard history; it's about mourning and memory, about how the Great War has been represented. It will appeal to readers interested in looking beyond the facts to the meaning and consequences of war in general
Otherwise known as the human condition : selected essays and reviews, 1989-2010 by Geoff Dyer( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A volume of nonfiction writings and essays by the National Book Critics Circle finalist draws on twenty-five years of work and includes pieces that reflect on subjects ranging from jazz and the British-dole queue to haute couture and hotel sex
Selected essays by John Berger( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 615 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
Paris trance : a romance by Geoff Dyer( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the joys of youth featuring four young people living in Paris. The men are British, one woman is Lebanese, the other Yugoslav and they become an inseparable foursome. But one day it ends
The colour of memory by Geoff Dyer( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six friends plot a nomadic course through their mid-twenties as they scratch out an existence in near-destitute conditions in 1980s South London."
From here to there : Alec Soth's America, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis by Alec Soth( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding a photograph by John Berger( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays and previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions and catalogues in which Berger probes the work of photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and W Eugene Smith - and the lives of those photographed - with fierce engagement, intensity and tenderness
The search : a novel by Geoff Dyer( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walker is at a party where he meets Rachel. Two days later she turns up at his apartment. However, it's not Walker she wants but her husband Malory, who has gone missing. She asks Walker to find him. And as Walker's search grows in its weird intensity, it seems that somebody else is following, searching for him too
The suffering of light : thirty years of photographs by Alex Webb by Alex Webb( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Italian and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathering some of Alex Webbs most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, this title brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalogue. It provides the examination to date of this modern masters prolific, thirty-year career
What was true : the photographs and notebooks of William Gedney by William Gedney( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Gedney died in 1989 at the age of 56. He left behind a lifetime of photographic work, most of it unknown outside of a few colleagues and curators. From the commerce of the street outside his Brooklyn apartment window to the daily chores of unemployed coal miners, from the indolent lifestyle of hippies in Haight-Ashbury to the sacred rituals of Hindu worshipers, Gedney's unobtrusive view reveals the beauty and mystery of individual lives. Excerpts from Gedney's correspondence and notebooks help us discover this intensely private man."--Jacket
Camera lucida : reflections on photography by Roland Barthes( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graceful, contemplative volume, Camera Lucida was first published in 1979. Commenting on artists such as Avedon, Clifford, Mapplethorpe, and Nadar, Roland Barthes presents photography as being outside the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind, and rendering death and loss more acutely than any other medium. This groundbreaking approach established Camera Lucida as one of the most important books of theory on the subject, along with Susan Sontags On Photography
Ways of telling : the work of John Berger by Geoff Dyer( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer( )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every two years the international art world descends on Venice for the opening of the Biennale. Among them is Jeff Atman, a jaded and dissolute journalist, whose dedication to the cause of Bellini-fuelled party-going is only intermittently disturbed by the obligation to file a story. When he meets the spellbinding Laura, he is rejuvenated, ecstatic. Their romance blossoms quickly, but is it destined to disappear just as rapidly? Every day thousands of pilgrims head to the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi, the holiest Hindu city in India. Among their number is a narrator who may or may not be the Atman previously seen in Venice. Intending to visit only for a few days, he ends up staying for months, and suddenly finds a hitherto unexamined idea of himself, the self. In a romance he can only observe, he sees a reflection of the kind of pleasures that, willingly or not, he has renounced. In the process, two ancient and watery cities become versions of each other. Could two stories, in two different cities, actually be one and the same story?
The beautiful and damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony and Gloria are the essence of Jazz Age glamour. A brilliant and magnetic couple, they fling themselves at life with an energy that is thrilling. New York is a playground where they dance and drink for days on end. Their marriage is a passionate theatrical performance; they are young, rich, alive and lovely and they intend to inherit the earth. But as money becomes tight, their marriage becomes impossible. And with their inheritance still distant, Anthony and Gloria must grow up and face reality; they may be beautiful but they are also damned
Working the room : essays and reviews: 1999-2010 by Geoff Dyer( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alive with insight, wit and Dyer's characteristic irreverence, this book offers a guide around the cultural maze, mapping a route through the worlds of literature, art, photography and music. Besides exploring what it is that makes great art great, Working the Room ventures into more personal territory with extensive autobiographical pieces - 'On Being an Only Child', 'Sacked' and 'Reader's Block', among others gems. Dyer's breadth of vision and generosity of spirit combine to form a manual for ways of being in - and seeing - the world today."--Back cover
Out of sheer rage : wrestling with D.H. Lawrence by Geoff Dyer( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the author's attempt to write a biography about the writer D.H. Lawrence
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Vivian Maier : street photographer
Alternative Names
Daiers, Džefs

Daiers, Džefs, 1958-

Dyer, Geoff 1958-

Geoff Dyer britischer Schriftsteller und Journalist

Geoff Dyer britisk skribent

Geoff Dyer Brits schrijver

Geoff Dyer brittisk författare

Geoff Dyer écrivain britannique

Geoff Dyer scrittore britannico

דאייר, ג׳ף

דייר, ג׳ף. ששקו, לאה

다이어, 제오프 1958-

다이어, 제프 1958-


ダイヤー, ジェフ

English (235)

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Chinese (7)

French (5)

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But beautiful : a book about jazzThe ongoing momentVivian Maier : street photographerThe missing of the SommeOtherwise known as the human condition : selected essays and reviews, 1989-2010Selected essaysParis trance : a romanceThe colour of memory