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Bento's Sketchbook

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From the author of the modern classics Ways of Seeing and To the Wedding (“Wherever I live in the world . . .  I have this book with me.”Michael Ondaatje), a singularly conceived, beautifully written consideration of how we can refresh the way we perceive our world.

 

Over the last half century, John Berger has created a body of work like no other, distinguished, as Susan Sontag wrote, by its “attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience.” In Bento’s Sketchbook Berger continues his exploration of the relationship between experience and expression, giving us a book of dazzling, inventive, and, ultimately, deeply moving impressions of how stories embedded in visual art provide us with the impetus to see and understand our world in extra-ordinary ways. Using as his jumping-off point the sketchbooks of the great philosopher Baruch Spinoza—books believed to exist but never found—Berger moves between his own quotidian experience of seeing and the imagined experience of Spinoza in a narrative that weaves its own surprising, poignant picture, inviting us to contemplate the mystery of what and how we see.

Synopsis:

Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us.

About the Author

John Berger is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including Hold Everything Dear, Here Is Where We Meet, the Into Their Labours trilogy, G., and Ways of Seeing. He lives in a small rural community in France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307379955
Author:
Berger, John
Publisher:
Pantheon Books
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
COLOR DRAWINGS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.4 x 0.7 in 1.0188 lb

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