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Author: John Berger

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0241472873

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In this series of remarkable pieces from across his career, John Berger celebrates and dissects the close links between art and society and the individual. Few writers give a more vivid and moving sense of how we make art and how art makes us. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
2020-09-24 By John Berger

Little attention has been paid to this sadness because there is no place for it in the usual art-historical version of the meaning of Impressionism. Monet was the leader of the Impressionists – the most consistent and the most ...

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141994567

Category: Art

Page: 112

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'We live within a spectacle of empty clothes and unworn masks' In this series of remarkable pieces from across his career, John Berger celebrates and dissects the close links between art and society and the individual. Few writers give a more vivid and moving sense of how we make art and how art makes us. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.
2020-09-24 By John Berger

In a new collection of essays and criticism, the Booker Prize-winning author of G. reflects on the nature of the pocket as a small pocket of resistance in which two or more people come together to protest the inhumanity of the new world ...

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: UOM:39015079330455

Category: Art

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In a new collection of essays and criticism, the Booker Prize-winning author of G. reflects on the nature of the pocket as a small pocket of resistance in which two or more people come together to protest the inhumanity of the new world order. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.
2003 By John Berger

2 Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible (for Yves) When I say the first line of the Lord's Prayer: 'Our father who art in heaven ...' I imagine this heaven as invisible, unenterable but intimately close. There is nothing baroque ...

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408859582

Category: Art

Page: 272

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John Berger writes: 'The pocket in question is a small pocket of resistance. A pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement. The resistance is against the inhumanity of the new world economic order. The people coming together are the reader, me and those the essays are about - Rembrandt, Palaeolithic cave painters, a Romanian peasant, ancient Egyptians, an expert in the loneliness of certain hotel bedrooms, dogs at dusk, a man in a radio station. And unexpectedly, our exchanges strengthen each of us in our conviction that what is happening to the world today is wrong, and that what is often said about it is a lie. I've never written a book with a greater sense of urgency.'
2014-09-12 By John Berger

John Berger, in his essay 'Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible' (1995), asks, 'Consider any newsreader on any television channel in any country. These speakers are the mechanical epitome of the disembodied.

Author: Alan Riach

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781912387168

Category: Art

Page: 240

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A panorama of ideas about nationality and culture, Arts and the Nation arose from the conviction that Scotland can never be really democratic until it gives the arts the priority of place and attention they demand. This book is a fresh take on subjects new and old, with multifaceted ideas of nationality and culture. Those featured include: William Dunbar, Duncan Ban MacIntyre and Elizabeth Melville are read alongside international authors such as Wole Soyinka and Edward Dorn. J.D. Fergusson, Joan Eardley and John Bellany are considered with American Alice Neel and the art of the ancient Celts. Composers like John Blackwood McEwen, Cecil Coles and Helen Hopekirk are introduced, amongst discussions of education, politics, social priorities, the mass media and different genres of writing. What was the real reason Robert Louis Stevenson dedicated his dark masterpiece to his cousin Katharine de Mattos? Why was Katharine’s own tale of duality published under a pseudonym? When Fanny Stevenson ‘stole’ another story idea from Katharine, why did RLS explode with Hydelike rage at the cousin for whom he had once been ‘the one that loves you – Jekyll, and not Hyde’? Featuring the full text of Katharine’s tale of duality, Fanny’s stolen story and another tale revealing Katharine’s grief at losing her cousin’s love forever, Mrs Jekyll & Cousin Hyde sheds new light on one of the greatest Victorian authors.
2017-10-26 By Alan Riach

“To paint now is an act of resistance which answers a widespread need and may instigate hope,” writes John Berger in the conclusion to his brilliant essay “Steps Toward a Small Theory of the Visible.” In the past, painting was an ...

Author: Kirsteen MacLeod

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773056548

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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For readers of Walden, Wild, Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek, A Book of Silence, A Gift from the Sea and other celebrations of the inner adventure. An utterly engaging dive into our modern ways of retreat — where we go, why we’re drawn, and how it’s urgent From pilgrim paths to forest cabins, and from rented hermitages to arts temples and quiet havens for yoga and meditation, In Praise of Retreat explores the pleasures and powers of this ancient practice for modern people. Kirsteen MacLeod draws on the history of retreat and personal experiences to reveal the many ways readers can step back from society to reconnect with their deepest selves — and to their loftiest aspirations in life. In the 21st century, disengaging, even briefly, is seen by many as self-indulgent, unproductive, and antisocial. Yet to retreat is as basic a human need as being social, and everyone can benefit, whether it’s for a weekend, a month, or a lifetime. Retreat is an uncertain adventure with as many peaks and valleys as any mountain expedition, except we head inward, to recharge and find fresh energy and brave new ideas to bring back into our everyday lives.
2021-03-30 By Kirsteen MacLeod

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Author: Danny Gregory

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440320255

Category: Art

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Features selections from the sketchbooks of forty artists, illustrators, and designers that capture their travels around the world in drawings and paintings.
2013-02-28 By Danny Gregory

John Berger, Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible (for Yves)', in The Shape of a Pocket, p. 16. John Berger, 'Vincent', in The Shape of a Pocket, p. 92. . The writer David Levi-Strauss asked a similar question at the end of the ...

Author: Joshua Sperling

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781786637413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger John Berger was one of the most influential thinkers and writers of postwar Europe. As a novelist, he won the Booker prize in 1972, donating half his prize money to the Black Panthers. As a TV presenter, he changed the way we looked at art with Ways of Seeing. As a storyteller and political activist, he defended the rights and dignity of workers, migrants, and the oppressed around the world. “Far from dragging politics into art,” he wrote in 1953, “art has dragged me into politics.” He remained a revolutionary up to his death in January 2017. Built around a series of watersheds, at once personal and historical, A Writer of Our Time traces Berger’s development from his roots as a postwar art student and polemicist in the Cold War battles of 1950s London, through the heady days of the 1960s—when the revolutions were not only political but sexual and artistic—to Berger’s reinvention as a rural storyteller and the long hangover that followed the rise and fall of the New Left. Drawing on first-hand, unpublished interviews and archival sources only recently made available, Joshua Sperling digs beneath the moments of controversy to reveal a figure of remarkable complexity and resilience. The portrait that emerges is of a cultural innovator as celebrated as he was often misunderstood, and a writer increasingly driven as much by what he loved as by what he opposed. A Writer of Our Time brings the many faces of John Berger together, repatriating one of our great minds to the intellectual dramas of his and our time.
2018-11-20 By Joshua Sperling

8 There is another reason to shudder in the face of indwelling conceptions of love: they have been used, in the most ... Notes from a Possible Future, in 'Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible' (London: Penguin, 2020) seen, ...

Author: Rachel Mann

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506484419

Category: Religion

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Rachel Mann explains how in our encounters with "the spectres of God," one can have peace with limitation, precariousness, and lack of certainty and still find in divine fragility the hope of the world. Drawing on her experience, Mann explores how God invites us to live in a three-dimensional mystery that subverts the depressing realities of life.
2022-02-22 By Rachel Mann

John Berger Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible 118. Audre Lorde When I Dare to be Powerful 119. Georges Perec Brief Notes on the Art and Manner of Arranging One's Books 120. Peter Singer Why Vegan? THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING ...

Author: Sojourner Truth

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241472378

Category: Social Science

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'I am a woman's rights. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I am as strong as any man that is now' A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fought for the equal rights of Black women throughout her life. This selection of her impassioned speeches is accompanied by the words of other inspiring African-American female campaigners from the nineteenth century. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.
2020-09-24 By Sojourner Truth