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About Looking

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As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger quietly — but fundamentally — alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

Synopsis:

In About Looking the author explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. Berger quietly - but fundamentally - alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679736554
Editor:
Laslocky, J.
Author:
Laslocky, J.
Author:
Berger, John
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Art
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Physiological Psychology
Subject:
Visual perception
Subject:
Meaning (psychology)
Subject:
Meaning
Subject:
Criticism - General
Subject:
Criticism -- Theory.
Subject:
Art -- Psychology.
Subject:
Art-Theory and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
Rept. 2273
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.05x5.23x.64 in. .56 lbs.

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