Sense of Sight

By John Berger; Berger
Vintage Books, Paperback, 9780679737223, 299pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 1993

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Description
With this provocative and infinitely moving collection of essays, a preeminent critic of our time respond to the profound questions posed by the visual world. For when John Berger writes about Cubism, he writes not only of Braque, Leger, Picasso, and Gris, but of that incredible moment early in this century when the world converged around a marvelous sense of promise.



About the Author
John Berger was born in London and now lives in a small village in the French Alps. Most recently he has written the novels "To the Wedding "and "King." Patricia Macdonald studied at Edinburgh University, receiving her doctorate in 1973. She is well known for her innovative, award-winning aerial images. Her previous publications include "Shadow of Heaven, Order & Chaos, "and "Views of Gala. "



Praise For Sense of Sight

"[Berger is] a writer one demands to know more about...an intriguing and powerful mind and talent." -- The New York Times

With this provocative and infinitely moving collection of essays, a preeminent critic of our time responds to the profound questions posed by the visual world. For when John Berger writes about Cubism, he writes not only of Braque, Leger, Picasso, and Gris, but of that incredible moment early in this century when the world converged around a marvelous sense of promise. When he looks at the work of Modigliani, he sees a man's infinite love revealed in the elongated lines of the painted figure.

Ranging from the Renaissance to the conflagration of Hiroshima; from the Bosphorus to Manhattan; from the woodcarvers of a French village to Goya, Durer, and Van Gogh; and from private experiences of love and of loss to the major political upheavals of our time, The Sense of Sight encourages us to see with the same breadth, courage, and moral engagement that its author does.

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