The Resource About looking, John Berger

About looking, John Berger

Label
About looking
Title
About looking
Statement of responsibility
John Berger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--Pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berger, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Visual perception
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Social classes
  • Sex and art
  • Visual Perception
Label
About looking, John Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why look at animals
Control code
5799637
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780394511245
Lccn
79003615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)69277
Label
About looking, John Berger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why look at animals
Control code
5799637
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780394511245
Lccn
79003615
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)69277

Library Locations

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