By: Berger, John

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As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, Booker Prize-winning aut hor John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight who se work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civiliz ation. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new lay ers 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 c entury? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their alre ady potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his au thority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform t he art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger quietly - - but fundamentally -- alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.


Author Name: Berger, John

Categories: General Non-Fiction,

Publisher: Vintage: 2011

ISBN Number: 0747599572

ISBN Number 13: 9780747599579

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047791