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Publisher Comments:

The pocket in question is a small pocket of resistance. A pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement. The resistance is against the inhumanity of the New World Economic Order. The people coming together are the reader, me, and those the essays are about-Rembrandt, Paleolithic cave painters, a Romanian peasant, ancient Egyptians, an expert in the loneliness of a certain hotel bedroom, dogs at dusk, a man in a radio station. And unexpectedly, our exchanges strengthen each of us in our conviction that what is happening in the world today is wrong, and that what is often said about it is a lie. Ive never written a book with a greater sense of urgency.

-John Berger

Synopsis:

This volume collects more recent essays that first appeared in a variety of languages in publications in Zurich, Madrid, Stockholm, Frankfurt, Helsinki and London. The 24 essays include impressions of artists such as Rembrandt, Degas, Michelangelo, Kahlo and Brancusi. 9 illustrations.

About the Author

John Berger was born in London in 1926. His many books, innovative in form and far-reaching in their historical and political insight, include the Booker Prize-wining novel G. His new collection of essays The Shape of a Pocket has been published in 2001. John Berger now lives and works in a small village in the French Alps.

Table of Contents

1. Opening a Gate

2. Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible (for Yves)

3. Studio Talk (for Miquel Barceló)

4. The Chauvet Cave

5. Penelope

6. The Fayum Portraits

7. Degas

8. Drawing: Correspondence with Leon Kossoff

9. Vincent

10. Michelangelo

11. Rembrandt and the Body

12. A Cloth Over the Mirror

13. Brancusi

14. The River Po

15. Giorgio Morandi (for Gianni Celati)

16. Pull the Other Leg, It's Got Bells On It

17. Frida Kahlo

18. A Bed (for Christoph Hänsli)

19. A Man with Tousled Hair

20. An Apple Orchard (An Open Letter to Raymond Barre, Mayor of Lyon)

21. Brushes Standing Up in Jars

22. Against the Great Defeat of the World

23. Correspondence with Subcomandante Marcos:

—I. The Herons

—II. The Herons and Eagles

—III. How to Live with Stones

24. Will It Be a Likeness? (for Juan Munoz)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375718885
Author:
Berger, John
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Subject:
essays;art;criticism;art criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Publication Date:
20030311
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 HALFTONES
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8.14x5.20x.58 in. .55 lbs.

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