About Looking

About Looking

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As a novelist, essayist, 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 book 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 alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

Product Code 1020739
ISBN 9780747599579
author BERGER
format Paperback
GTIN 9780747599579
pages 224
published April 2009
publisher Bloomsbury Books
Dimensions 12.8 X 19.6 X 2 cm
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