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Berger, John

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

199 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains seven essays. Three of them use only pictures. Examines the relationship between what we see and what we know
The success and failure of Picasso by John Berger( Book )

103 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

65 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,715 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
G by John Berger( Book )

117 editions published between 1972 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this luminous novel -- winner of Britain's prestigious Booker Prize -- John Berger relates the story of "G.," a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of this century. With profound compassion, Berger explores the hearts and minds of both men and women, and what happens during sex, to reveal the conditions of the Don Juan's success: his essential loneliness, the quiet cumulation in each of his sexual experiences of all of those that precede it, the tenderness that infuses even the briefest of his encounters, and the way women experience their own extraordinariness through their moments with him. All of this Berger sets against the turbulent backdrop of Garibaldi and the failed revolution of Milanese workers in 1898, the Boer War, and the first flight across the Alps, making G. a brilliant novel about the search for intimacy in history's private moments"--Product description
Another way of telling by John Berger( Book )

47 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The work] lays the groundwork for a new theory fo photography that moves beyond the landmarks established by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag. Berger focuses on the enigma of the photograph, its ambiguity its weak intentionality, and the way in which he feels it acts as a 'quotation from appearances'"--
Pig earth by John Berger( Book )

82 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,102 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 )

55 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and French and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En analyse af kunsten i Sovjetunionen med udgangspunkt i billedhuggeren Ernst Neizvestnyj (f. 1926)
Rays of the rising sun : armed forces of Japan's Asian allies, 1931-45 by Philip S Jowett( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Japanese Empire went to war with the Allies in December 1941, it had already been fighting in China for 10 years. During that time it had conquered huge areas of China, and subjugated millions of people. The Japanese needed to control the Chinese population in these occupied territories, and for this reason they set up governments from amongst the leaders of the Chinese who were willing to co-operate with them. These so-called 'puppet' governments were designed to rule on behalf of the Japanese while firmly under their overall control. In turn, the puppet governments needed their own
To the wedding : a novel by John Berger( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 916 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 )

58 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 913 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 )

16 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is where we meet by John Berger( Book )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 811 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 fortunate man; the story of a country doctor by John Berger( Book )

52 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man--one who has taken it upon himself to recognize his patient's humanity when illness and the fear of death have made them unrecognizable to themselves. In the impoverished rural community in which he works, John Sassall tend the maimed, the dying, and the lonely. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a meditation on the value we assign a human life. First published thirty years ago, A Fortunate Man remains moving and deeply relevant--no other book has offered such a close and passionate investigation of the roles doctors play in their society. "In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience."--Susan Sontag From the Trade Paperback edition
The sense of sight : writings by John Berger( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 746 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
From A to X : a story in letters by John Berger( Book )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 733 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."--Jacket
The shape of a pocket by John Berger( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 683 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
Hold everything dear : dispatches on survival and resistance by John Berger( Book )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 658 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
A painter of our time by John Berger( Book )

51 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 629 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. John Bergers first novel is a passionate exploration of the artistic process, and a gripping detective story
Keeping a rendezvous by John Berger( Book )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 612 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
Between the eyes : essays on photography and politics by David Levi Strauss( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era of social confusion and visual pandemonium, David Levi Strauss tackles issues of photography and politics in a way that few critics today are courageous enough to attempt. The essays collected in "Between the Eyes" address topics ranging from propaganda and the imagery of dreams, to Sebastiô Salgado's epic social documents and the deeply personal photographic revelations of Francesca Woodman. Other issues broached here include the legitimacy of photographic imagery and the media frenzy surrounding the events of September 11, as well as essays on the work of Ania Bien, Miguel Rio Branco, Alfredo Jaar, Joel-Peter Witkin and others, plus an interview with painter Leon Golub (who worked from photographs). Reviewing the first edition of "Between the Eyes," "Publisher's Weekly" wrote: "'Photography and Propaganda, ' a study of the work and deaths in '80s Central America of photojournalists Richard Cross and John Hoagland, should be required reading in the age of embeddedness, and 'Photography and Belief' is a terrific meditation on truth in the age of digital manipulation
 
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The success and failure of PicassoAbout lookingGAnother way of tellingPig earthArt and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.RRays of the rising sun : armed forces of Japan's Asian allies, 1931-45To the wedding : a novel
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Berdžer, Džon.

Bërdžer, Džon 1926-2017

Berger John

Berger, John 1926-

Berger, John, 1926-2017

Berger , John Peter

Berger John Peter 1926-....

Berger, John Peter 1926-2017

Birǧir, Ǧūn 1926-

Birǧir, Ǧūn, 1926-2017

Con Berqer

Ioannes Berger

John Berger

John Berger angielski krytyk sztuki, pisarz i malarz

John Berger angol regényíró, költő, műkritikus, festő

John Berger britischer Maler, Schriftsteller und Kunstkritiker

John Berger British painter, writer and art critic

John Berger Brits auteur

John Berger britský spisovatel

John Berger brittisk författare, målare och konstteoretiker

John Berger critico d'arte, scrittore e pittore inglese

John Berger crítico de arte, pintor e escritor inglés

John Berger engelsk maler, forfatter og kunstkritiker

John Berger peintre, écrivain et critique d'art britannique

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

Mpergker, Tzōn 1926-

Mpergker, Tzōn, 1926-2017

Джон Бергер

Джон Бёрджер британский писатель, поэт, критик, художник

جان برجر نویسنده، نقاش و منتقد هنری بریتانیایی

جون برجر، 1926-

جون بيرغر

ਜੌਨ ਬਰਗਰ

ಜಾನ್ ಬರ್ಜರ್

버거, 죤 1926-

존 버거

ジョン・バージャー

バーガー, ジョン

バージャー, ジョン

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