Landscapes : John Berger on Art

Landscapes : John Berger on Art

Description

As leading radical writer on art John Berger celebrates his ninetieth year, he brings a lifetime's engagement with the ideas, artists, and thinkers that have shaped his thinking: Walter Benjamin, Rosa Luxemburg and Bertolt Brecht among them. In Landscapes Berger allows us to see the evolution of his own way of seeing. He explores the relationship between creativity and politics and the revolutionary potential of art through a series of different forms. As always, in this book, Berger pushes at the limits of art writing, demonstrating beautifully how his painter's eyes lead him to refer to himself only as a storyteller. A landscape is, to John Berger, like a portrait, an animating, liberating metaphor rather than a rigid definition. Landscapes offers a tour of the history of art, but not as you know it. Landscapes brings together Berger's most penetrating insights into how we may engage with both art and the artist in society.


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Details

Author(s)
John Berger
Format
Hardback | 272 pages
Dimensions
156 x 235 x 25mm | 567g
Publication date
07 Nov 2016
Publisher
Verso Books
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1784785849
ISBN13
9781784785840
Bestsellers rank
69,897