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Berger, John

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Ways of seeing by John Berger( Book )
161 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 3,262 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 )
45 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 1,526 libraries worldwide
A critical re-assessment of the artist covering every period of his life and work
About looking by John Berger( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,476 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
Another way of telling by John Berger( Book )
44 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
"There are no photographs which can be denied. All photographs have the status of fact. What is to be examined is in what way photography can and cannot give meaning to facts." With these words, two of our most thoughtful and eloquent interrogators of the visual offer a singular meditation on the ambiguities of what is seemingly our straightforward art form. As constructed by John Berger and the renowned Swiss photographer Jean Mohr, that theory includes images as well as words; not only analysis, but anecdote and memoir. Another Way of Telling explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between the picture and its viewers, between the filmed moment and the memories that it so resembles. Combining the moral vision of the critic and the pratical engagement of the photgrapher, Berger and Mohr have produced a work that expands the frontiers of criticism first charged by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag
Art and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.R by John Berger( Book )
39 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
In this prescient and beautifully written book, John Berger examines the life and work of Ernst Neizvestny, a Russian sculptor whose exclusion from the ranks of officially approved Soviet artists left him laboring in enforced obscurity to realize his monumental and very public vision of art. But Berger's impassioned account goes well beyond the specific dilemma of the pre-glasnot Russian artist to illuminate the very meaning of revolutionary art. In his struggle against official orthodoxy--which involved a face-to-face confrontation with Khruschev himself--Neizvestny was fighting not for a merely personal or aesthetic vision, but for a recognition of the true social role of art. His sculptures earn a place in the world by reflecting the courage of a whole people, by commemorating, in an age of mass suffering, the resistance and endurance of millions. "Berger is probably our most perceptive commentator on art....A civilized and stimulating companion no matter what subject happens to cross his mind."--Philadelphia Inquirer From the Trade Paperback edition
Pig earth by John Berger( Book )
36 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 985 libraries worldwide
With this haunting first volume of his Into Their Labours trilogy, John Berger begins his chronicle of the eclipse of peasant cultures in the twentieth century. Set in a small village in the French Alps, Pig Earth relates the stories of skeptical, hard-working men and fiercely independent women; of calves born and pigs slaughtered; of summer haymaking and long dark winters f rest; of a message of forgiveness from a dead father to his prodigal son; and of the marvelous Lucie Cabrol, exiled to a hut high in the mountains, but an inexorable part of the lives of men who have known her. Above all, this masterpiece of sensuous description and profound moral resonance is an act of reckoning that conveys the precise wealth and weight of a world we are losing
To the wedding : a novel by John Berger( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 956 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
G by John Berger( Book )
31 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 910 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
The moment of cubism, and other essays by John Berger( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Once in Europa by John Berger( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 867 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
From A to X ; a story in letters by John Berger( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 863 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 )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 824 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
The sense of sight : writings by John Berger( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 722 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 seventh man : migrant workers in Europe by John Berger( Book )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 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
Hold everything dear : dispatches on survival and resistance by John Berger( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 652 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 )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 631 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
A painter of our time by John Berger( Book )
42 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 598 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
Keeping a rendezvous by John Berger( Book )
24 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 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
Rays of the rising sun armed forces of Japan's Asian allies, 1931-45 by Philip S Jowett( Computer File )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 570 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 cooperate 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 armed forces to help them maintain control over the populace and so they raised their own 'independent' armed forces. These puppet armies were large in number, reaching a total of well over 1 million before 1945. Although poorly armed and equipped, these forces had an influence on the Japanese war effort through sheer numbers
Corker's freedom : a novel by John Berger( Book )
36 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 libraries worldwide
From the author of the Booker Prize-winning G. and the extraordinary trilogy Into Their Labours, an early novel, written thirty years ago and published here for the first time. An exhilarating and engrossing novel about the elderly owner of an employment agency whose romantic yearnings and inarticulate dreams propel him into a world of fantasy, Corker's Freedom displays the story-telling magic that is a hallmark of John Berger's highly acclaimed fiction. In this powerfully unsettling tale about the pitfalls of free will, we observe the gradual disintegration of one man's genteel and shabby life as he is driven, over the course of one day, to seek an illusory freedom from the bonds of responsibility. Berger explores the disturbingly gray areas between the private and the public self in a mordantly witty novel, which is always aware of the absurdity that resides in the midst of tragedy
 
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Berdžer, Džon.
Berger, John
Berger, John Peter.
Berger, John Peter, 1926-
Birǧir, Ǧūn, 1926-
Mpergker, Tzōn, 1926-
جون برجر، 1926-
バーガー, ジョン
バージャー, ジョン
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English (682)
German (38)
Spanish (7)
Turkish (4)
French (2)
Italian (2)
Korean (1)
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