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John Berger (1926–2017)

Autor(a) de Ways of Seeing

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About the Author

John Peter Berger was born in London, England on November 5, 1926. After serving in the British Army from 1944 to 1946, he enrolled in the Chelsea School of Art. He began his career as a painter and exhibited work at a number of London galleries in the late 1940s. He then worked as an art critic mostrar mais for The New Statesman for a decade. He wrote fiction and nonfiction including several volumes of art criticism. His novels include A Painter of Our Time, From A to X, and G., which won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Booker Prize in 1972. His other works include an essay collection entitled Permanent Red, Into Their Labors, and a book and television series entitled Ways of Seeing. In the 1970s, he collaborated with the director Alain Tanner on three films. He wrote or co-wrote La Salamandre, The Middle of the World, and Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000. He died on January 1, 2017 at the age of 90. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por John Berger

Ways of Seeing (1972) 4,923 exemplares
G. (1972) 886 exemplares
About Looking (1980) 875 exemplares
To the Wedding (1995) 527 exemplares
Pig Earth (1979) 414 exemplares
The Success and Failure of Picasso (1965) 313 exemplares
Once in Europa (1987) 311 exemplares
Another Way of Telling (1982) 309 exemplares
The Shape of a Pocket (2001) 306 exemplares
From A to X: A Story in Letters (2008) 271 exemplares
The Sense of Sight (1986) 253 exemplares
Portraits: John Berger on artists (2015) 242 exemplares
Selected Essays of John Berger (2001) 241 exemplares
Lilac and Flag (1990) 189 exemplares
Photocopies (1996) 186 exemplares
Bento's Sketchbook (2011) 185 exemplares
A Painter of Our Time (1958) 184 exemplares
Landscapes: John Berger on art (2016) 183 exemplares
A Seventh Man (1975) 152 exemplares
Why Look at Animals? (2009) 149 exemplares
King: A Street Story (1999) 144 exemplares
Keeping a Rendezvous (1991) 114 exemplares
Dürer: Watercolours and Drawings (1993) — Autor — 109 exemplares
Confabulations (2016) 109 exemplares
The Red Tenda of Bologna (2007) 100 exemplares
Corker's Freedom (1966) 98 exemplares
Permanent Red: Essays in Seeing. (1656) 84 exemplares
Into Their Labours (1991) 59 exemplares
The Look of Things (1972) 49 exemplares
Foot of Clive (1970) 45 exemplares
Berger on Drawing (2005) 44 exemplares
Railtracks (2011) — Autor — 36 exemplares
Cataract (1600) 35 exemplares
Smoke (2016) 23 exemplares
Daumier: Visions of Paris (2013) 20 exemplares
What Time Is It? (2019) 19 exemplares
Moment of Cubism and Other Essays (1969) 18 exemplares
The White Bird: Writings (1985) 17 exemplares
About Time (1985) 12 exemplares
Collected poems (2015) 11 exemplares
Meanwhile (2008) 9 exemplares
Jitka Hanzlová: Forest (2005) 8 exemplares
Ahlam Shibli: Trackers (2007) 8 exemplares
O Ana Adanmis (1998) 8 exemplares
Hosbes (2016) 6 exemplares
A Question of Geography (1987) 5 exemplares
From I to J (2009) 5 exemplares
Isabelle (1998) 5 exemplares
Rondó para Beverly (2015) 5 exemplares
Lapwing and Fox (2016) 4 exemplares
Sulla motocicletta (2019) 4 exemplares
La mia Russia 4 exemplares
Toisinkertoja (1987) 4 exemplares
Sobre los artistas Vol. 1 (2017) 3 exemplares
Arturo Di Stefano (2001) 3 exemplares
Poemes escollits (2019) 2 exemplares
Entretanto 2 exemplares
Sobre los artistas. Vol. 2 (2018) 2 exemplares
Comprendre une photographie (2017) 2 exemplares
Esa belleza (2005) 2 exemplares
Un homme sur la plage (2015) 2 exemplares
Contro i nuovi tiranni (2013) 2 exemplares
Sobre los artistas (2017) 2 exemplares
Siirin Saati (1998) 2 exemplares
Albrecht Dürer (1996) 2 exemplares
Wegzeichnung: Gedichte (2001) 2 exemplares
Ein Geschenk für Rosa (2018) 2 exemplares
Le Blaireau et le roi (2010) 1 exemplar
LA LIBERTE DE CORKER (2012) 1 exemplar
Wet Rocks Seen from Above (1996) 1 exemplar
Bindu-Art-School: From: Pain to Paint (2006) — Herausgeber — 1 exemplar
Media And Society 1 exemplar
Renato Guttuso 1 exemplar
La valle lunga 1 exemplar
Hayvanlara Nicin Bakariz? (2017) 1 exemplar
Para o Casamento 1 exemplar
Flying skirts : an elegy (2015) 1 exemplar
Swimming Pool 1 exemplar
Şiirin Saati 1 exemplar
Poesía 1955-2008 (2014) 1 exemplar
La Libertad De Corker (2014) 1 exemplar
Tu turno (2022) 1 exemplar
Flamme et lilas (1996) 1 exemplar
Bolsões de Resistência (2004) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Notebook of a Return to My Native Land (1939) — Tradutor, algumas edições530 exemplares
The Algebra of Infinite Justice (2001) — Prefácio, algumas edições338 exemplares
The official Fahrenheit 9/11 reader (2004) — Prefácio — 327 exemplares
Soul: And Other Stories (2008) — Posfácio, algumas edições292 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 231 exemplares
Granta 25: The Murderee (1988) — Contribuidor — 162 exemplares
Granta 21: The Story-Teller (1987) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Granta 35: An Unbearable Peace (1991) — Contribuidor — 139 exemplares
I Could Read the Sky (1997) — Prefácio, algumas edições104 exemplares
Granta 15: The Fall of Saigon (1985) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Jean Renoir (1973) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
Between The Eyes: Essays On Photography And Politics (1656) — Introdução, algumas edições90 exemplares
Granta 18: The Snap Revolution (1986) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
Granta 13: After the Revolution (1984) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Erotic Impulse: Honoring the Sensual Self (1992) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Case for Sanctions Against Israel (2012) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Granta 9: John Berger, Boris (1983) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
War With No End (2007) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Gli Alinari fotografi a Firenze, 1852-1920 (1977) — Introdução — 27 exemplares
The Best Spiritual Writing 2012 (2011) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
New Writing 13 (2005) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Silence, Please!: Stories After the Works of Juan Munoz (1996) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Verso 2015 Mixtape — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Drawing texts — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum



Another lovely gift from my friend Jim (thanks). Many years ago I read John Berger’s [b:Ways of Seeing|2784|Ways of Seeing|John Berger|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1464018308l/2784._SY75_.jpg|2507145]. It was a revelation to me that he was also a fine novelist. I was immediately, enthralled at this story’s lyrical trajectory, as well as by its insightful passages.
Certain men are born hosts and they find it difficult to be either guests or spectators. Such men often lead rather solitary lives – gangsters, deep-sea fishermen, cattle dealers. p. 176
But I was also (at first) confused about whose voice I was hearing. Was it the blindman or Ninon or..? Soon, I just relaxed and went with it as I realised this voice was everywhere. I love it when the depth of writer's knowledge make cross-references that lead to treats like the poems of Marina Tsvetaeva.

There is a clever magic to Berger's writing which led to many pauses for thinking. Always a sense of the past and how it reverberates within us all. As if we are all dancing to some primal music of humanity. As if the past travels up through our feet into our bodies.
The guests start to touch each other more often, the jokes pass quicker. When someone forgets, someone else remembers for him or her. They hold hands when they laugh. p.185.
She fixes her eyes on the drummer called Fats. He has the striking leanness that sometimes goes with percussion. To play a battery well, a man listens all the time to silence, until it splits itself open into rhythms, eventually into every conceivable rhythm. It does this because time is not a flow but a sequence of pulses. Listening to that silence often makes a man's body thin. p. 192.

Looking at my bookshelves, I see I have John Berger's Booker Prize winning [b:G.|15943771|G.|John Berger|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1483851739l/15943771._SY75_.jpg|295874]. I think that might be next...
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simonpockley | 10 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
Overgaard | Jan 28, 2024 |
An interesting collaboration between Berger and an artist, S. Demirel. It is a meditation on the subject of time and provides interesting epigrams and drawings which provoke other thoughts. Enjoyable to dip in and out of for a morsel of reflection. If there is a unifying theme beyond "time is inexorable and mysterious" I don't know what that would be.
brianstagner | Dec 29, 2023 |
John Berger revolucionó nuestra manera de ver el arte, la sociedad y la naturaleza, animándonos a mirar el mundo como si se tratara de la primera vez. Este libro es una buena muestra de ello: variando en tono desde la anécdota tierna hasta el ensayo profundo, el ganador del Premio Booker se pregunta cómo y por qué nos hemos vuelto incapaces de ver realmente a los animales, a los que hemos convertido en muñecos, juguetes y personajes de cuentos infantiles. Berger nos ofrece un diagnóstico, pero también una salida: la solidaridad entre oprimidos, la creación de un lenguaje común y una nueva mirada emancipadora tanto para el que mira como para el que es mirado.

Este volumen recoge los ensayos, algunos inéditos en castellano, que Berger dedicó a nuestra relación con los animales y a diversas luchas sociales en un libro que muestra una vez más la sensibilidad y el compromiso del autor en temas de intensa relevancia actual.
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bibliotecayamaguchi | Nov 24, 2023 |



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