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Dyer, Geoff

Works: 103 works in 697 publications in 12 languages and 16,817 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Essays  Romance fiction  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Biography  Travel writing  Popular works  Musical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Performer, wat, win, Publishing director, wpr
Classifications: PR6054.Y43, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Geoff Dyer
Jeff in Venice, death in Varanasi by Geoff Dyer( Book )

43 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,182 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
The abundance : narrative essays old and new by Annie Dillard( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself
Another great day at sea : life aboard the USS George H.W. Bush by Geoff Dyer( Book )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part travelogue, part social observation, the author, who was the oldest, second tallest and most self-conscious person on the boat, presents an entertaining look at life on board an American aircraft carrier and the military personal who must adhere to a regimen defined by service and restraint
But beautiful : a book about jazz by Geoff Dyer( Book )

63 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 918 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 )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 916 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 )

14 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 848 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
Selected essays by John Berger( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 771 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
The missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 708 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 )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 658 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
Zona : [a book about a film about a journey to a room] by Geoff Dyer( Book )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of the film "Stalker" describes the author's thirty-year fascination with the film and evaluates how it reflects both European cinema and the deepest desires of the human psyche
Paris trance : a romance by Geoff Dyer( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 538 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
Understanding a photograph by John Berger( Book )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Korean and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Berger's explorations of the relationships between the individual and society, culture and politics, and experience and expression through the written word, films, photographic collaborations and performances are unmatched in their diversity, ambition and reach. His television series and book "Ways of Seeing" revolutionized the way that art is understood. Now, "Understanding a Photograph" gathers the photography writings of one of the most internationally influential authors of the past 50 years. "Understanding a Photograph" is arranged chronologically, leading the reader on a thought-provoking journey through selected essays from hallmark works such as "About Looking" and "Another Way of Telling," as well as previously uncollected pieces written for exhibitions or catalogues that discuss a wide range of artists--from August Sander to Jitka Hanzlova. This collection of some 25 texts has been carefully selected by novelist and essayist Geoff Dyer, who has also written a critical study of Berger's oeuvre. John Berger (born 1926) is a novelist, poet, screenwriter and critic. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including "To the Wedding," "About Looking" and "G.," for which he was awarded the Booker Prize. Among his best-known works are the television series and book, "Ways of Seeing." He has received prestigious awards for his writing, including the Petrarca-Preis and a Golden PEN Award
The colour of memory by Geoff Dyer( Book )

27 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 396 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 )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Walker presents the first U.S. survey of the work of Alec Soth, one of the most compelling voices in contemporary photography, whose offbeat images of everyday America form powerful narrative vignettes. Featuring more than 100 photographs made between 1994 and the present, the exhibition includes examples from Soth's well-known series Sleeping by the Mississippi and Niagara, a selection of rarely seen early black-and-white work, and a broad range of portraits. Also on view is the Minneapolis-based artist's newest series, Broken Manual, exploring places of escape in and individuals who seek to flee civilization for a life "off the grid."
The search : a novel by Geoff Dyer( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 327 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 )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review The images - rich in color and visual rhythm - span 30 years and several continents. Of course, Haiti and the Mexican border are well represented, locales that opened up a new way to see. He has been able to render Haiti - a place often depicted for its chaos - with a precise eye, finding personal moments that are as still as they are complex. He can use shadows as skillfully as a be-bop musician to set the tempo. The people in his frames can look like dwarfs being stomped on by giant, disembodied feet. He can make an American street seem far more foreboding than any Third World slum. (David Gonzalez The New York Times 2011-12-18) A 30-year retrospective of a great, and often overlooked, American pioneer of colour photography who pays scant regard to genre boundaries, merging art photography, photojournalism and often complex street photographs. (Sean O'Hagan The Guardian 2011-12-13) In far-flung corners of the globe, Webb captures glimpses of beauty in impoverished lives and stoicism in the face of strife. (Jack Crager American Photo 2011-12-01)
Camera lucida : reflections on photography by Roland Barthes( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 290 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
100 photographs : the most influential images of all time( Book )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exploration of the 100 photographs that shaped the human experience."--Page [4] cover
What was true : the photographs and notebooks of William Gedney by William Gedney( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 255 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
Ways of telling : the work of John Berger by Geoff Dyer( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Daiers, Džefs 1958-

Dyer, Geoff 1958-

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Дайер, Джефф

דאייר, ג׳ף

דאייר, ג׳ף סופר בריטי

דאייר, ג'ף

דייר, ג׳ף. ששקו, לאה

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다이어, 제오프 1958-

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