Modern Classics Ways of Seeing
(Penguin Modern Classics)
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Ways of Seeing is one of the most intriguing and stimulating books on art in any language by bestselling English author and art critic, John Berger. Summary of the Book Ways of Seeing is a unique book which explores a distinctive way of looking at art. First published in 1972, it is based on the four-part BBC television series of 30-minute films, created by John Berger and Mike Dibb. The author discusses the fact that our vision comes before our words, just like a child sees and recognizes something before it learns how to speak. It is vision which helps us understand our surroundings in the world. The author also writes that association between our vision and knowledge is never established. The book comprises seven essays with images and words. The first four essays have both images and words, while the other three essays only have images. Intriguing and invigorating, Ways of Seeing is an essential read for art enthusiasts and students of visual culture and art history. About John Berger John Berger is an English art critic, painter, poet and author. He won the 1972 Booker Prize for his novel G. Born in London, he finished his schooling from St Edward's School. Some of his other notable works include A Painter of Our Time, Permanent Red, The Foot of Clive, Isabelle: A Story in Shorts and From A to X.

Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is a history, theory and criticism book written by John Berger. This book is based on a TV show on the BBC TV series with John Berger. This book was also made with the help of Richard Hollis, Michael Dibb, Chris Fox and Sven Blomberg. It explores an exclusive way of looking at art.

A person's vision comes before their words, that is, a child may see and recognize something before they can learn how to speak and say it. It is vision that creates and helps people understand their surroundings in the world. It helps readers place themselves in the world. Some try to explain the world with words but they cannot undo the fact that they are surrounded by it. The association between people's vision for something and people's knowledge for something is never established.

It consists of seven essays with images and words. The first four are said to have both words and images while the other three essays only have images. This book has helped contribute to the feminist readings in pop culture. It has essays that spotlight the portrayal of women in oil paintings and advertisements.

Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Berger was published by Penguin UK in 2008. This book is available in paperback.

Key Features:

  • It can be used as a textbook for visual culture and art-history studies in university.
  • This book has received positive review from critics.

AuthorJohn Berger
BindingMass Market Paperback
EAN9780141035796
ISBN014103579X
Height710 mm
Length440 mm
Width50 mm
Weight62 g
LanguageEnglish
Language TypePublished
MPN23524956
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages176
Package Quantity1
Part Number23524956
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2008-10-28
PublisherPenguin UK
StudioPenguin UK
Sales Rank4488

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  • The author associated with Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is John Berger.
  • The EAN for Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is 9780141035796.
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  • The height for Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is 710 mm.
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  • The width for Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is 50 mm.
  • The weight for Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is 62 g.
  • The language for Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is English.
  • The MPN (Manufacturer's part number) for Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is 23524956.
  • The binding of Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is Mass Market Paperback.
  • The number of items for Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is 1.
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  • The part number for Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is 23524956.
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  • The publisher for Modern Classics Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) is Penguin UK.
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