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Berger, John

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Most widely held works by John Berger
Ways of seeing by John Berger( Book )

245 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 3,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Berger's 'Ways of Seeing' changed the way people thought about art and art criticism
About looking by John Berger( Book )

85 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
The success and failure of Picasso by John Berger( Book )

100 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical re-assessment of the artist covering every period of his life and work
Another way of telling by John Berger( Book )

54 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs don't lie--or do they? Two of our most thoughtful and eloquent interrogators of the visual examine the ambiguities of what is seemingly our most straightforward art form. ANOTHER WAY OF TELLING explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between picture and viewer, and between the filmed moment and memories it resembles
G by John Berger( Book )

97 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 16 languages and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born to an Italian father and his American mistress, G. becomes, in the years before the First World War, a modern Don Juan
Pig earth by John Berger( Book )

79 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over het leven in een kleine boerengemeenschap in Frankrijk
Art and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.R by John Berger( Book )

56 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En analyse af kunsten i Sovjetunionen med udgangspunkt i billedhuggeren Ernst Neizvestnyj (f. 1926)
To the wedding : a novel by John Berger( Book )

57 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love story of Gino and Ninon, he an Italian salesman, she a Czech engineer's daughter. They meet in Verona, start dating. When Ninon learns she has the aids virus by a man she knew earlier, she breaks off the relationship. But such is Gino's love that he proposes anyway and they marry, fully aware of what is in store for them. By the author of Corker's Freedom
Once in Europa by John Berger( Book )

60 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 10 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interwoven stories, this is a portrait of two worlds - a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless,future-driven culture that will invade it - at their moment of collision. The instrument of entrapment is love. Lives are lost and hearts broken
The moment of cubism, and other essays by John Berger( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From A to X ; a story in letters by John Berger( Book )

28 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the dusty, ramshackle town of Suse lives A'ida. Her insurgent husband Xavier has been imprisoned. Resolute, sensuous and tender, A'ida's letters to the man she loves tell of daily events in the town, and of its motley collection of inhabitants whose lives flow through hers. But Suse is under threat, and as a faceless power inexorably encroaches from outside, so the smallest details and acts of humanity - an intimate dance, a shared meal - assume for A'ida a life-affirming significance, acts of resistance against the forces that might otherwise extinguish them." "From A to X is a powerful exploration of how humanity affirms itself in struggle: imagining a community which, besieged by economic and military imperialism, finds transcendent hope in the pain and fragility, vulnerability and sorrow of daily existence."--BOOK JACKET
Here is where we meet by John Berger( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An encounter with the ghost of his late mother, dead for fifteen years, draws the narrator into a remarkable odyssey during which he explores the lives of the dead, from a woman at the time of the London blitz to a Paleolithic cave
A seventh man : migrant workers in Europe by John Berger( Book )

47 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why does the Western world look to migrant laborers to perform the most menial tasks? What compels people to leave their homes and accept this humiliating situation? In A Seventh Man, John Berger and Jean Mohr come to grips with what it is to be a migrant worker--the material circumstances and the inner experience--and, in doing so, reveal how the migrant is not so much on the margins of modern life, but absolutely central to it. First published in 1975, this finely wrought exploration remains as urgent as ever, presenting a mode of living that pervades the countries of the West and yet is excluded from much of its culture. -- Publisher description
The sense of sight : writings by John Berger( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 marvelouis sense of promise. When he looks at the Modigiliani, 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
A fortunate man; the story of a country doctor by John Berger( Book )

50 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1966 John Berger spent three months in the Forest of Dean shadowing an English country GP, John Sassall. Sassall is a fortunate man - his work occupies and fulfils him, he lives amongst the patients he treats, the line between his life and his work is happily blurred. In A Fortunate Man, Berger's text and the photography of Jean Mohr reveal with extraordinary intensity the life of a remarkable man. It is a portrait of one selfless individual and the rural community for which he became the hub. Drawing on psychology, biography and medicine, A Fortunate Man is a portrait of sacrifice. It is also a profound exploration of what it means to be a doctor, to serve a community and to heal
Hold everything dear : dispatches on survival and resistance by John Berger( Book )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political activist John Berger analyzes terrorism and the profound despair that gives rise to it. He writes about homelessness of millions who have been forced by poverty and war into lives as refugees. He discusses Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Serbia, Bosnia, China, Indonesia - anyplace the power of corporations, the military, or paramilitary elements is being exercised, depriving ordinary citizens of autonomy or livelihoods or most basic freedoms. This collection of essays suggests ideas and action that might bring suffering to an end. This book holds a reflective mirror up to post-9/11 realities
The shape of a pocket by John Berger( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of essays discussing such subjects as Rembrandt, Palaeolithic cave painters, ancient Egyptians, and a man in a radio station, John Berger argues for resistance to the new world economic order
Keeping a rendezvous by John Berger( Book )

33 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he stands before Giorgione's La Tempesta, John Berger sees not only the painting but our whole notion of time, sweeping us away from a lost Eden. A photograph of a gravely joyful crowd gathered on a Prague street in November 1989 provokes reflection on the meaning of democracy and the reunion of a people with long-banished hopes and dreams. With the luminous essays in Keeping a Rendezvous, we are given to see the world as Berger sees it -- to explore themes suggested by the work of Jackson Pollock or J. M. W. Turner, to contemplate the wonder of Paris. Rendezvous are manifold: between critic and art, artist and subject, subject and the unknown. But most significant are the rendezvous between author and reader, as we discover our perceptions informed by John Berger's eloquence and courageous moral imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition
A painter of our time by John Berger( Book )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exiled in London, the Hungarian artist Janos Lavin disappears one day, into thin air. His journal offers his friend John the only clues to where he has gone, and why"--P. [4] of cover
Bento's sketchbook by John Berger( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... An exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us."--Page 4 of cover
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Berdžer, Džon.

Berger, John

Berger, John 1926-

Berger, John Peter.

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Birǧir, Ǧūn 1926-

Con Berqer

Ioannes Berger

John Berger angielski krytyk sztuki, pisarz i malarz

John Berger britischer Maler, Schriftsteller und Kunstkritiker

John Berger Brits auteur

John Berger critico d'arte, scrittore e pittore inglese

John Berger engelsk maler, forfatter og kunstkritiker

John Berger un peintre, crivain et critique d'art britannique

Mpergker, Tzōn 1926-

Джон Бёрджер британский писатель, поэт, критик, художник

جون برجر، 1926-

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バーガー, ジョン

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About lookingThe success and failure of PicassoAnother way of tellingGPig earthArt and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.RTo the wedding : a novelOnce in Europa