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Ways of Seeing

Based on the BBC Television Series

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Ways of Seeing

Based on the BBC Television Series

  • 3.75 ·
  • 12 Ratings
  • 97 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading
  • 20 Have read
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How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever."Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.""But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled."John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the (London) Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures." By now he has.

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Cover of: Ways of Seeing
Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series
December 1, 1990, Penguin (Non-Classics)
in English
Cover of: Ways of Seeing
Ways of Seeing
1972, Penguin Books

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"Galaxies, stars, planets and now spaceships rush about the universe, and we have a sense of time passing because the positions of objects change."

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OL7348382M
Internet Archive
waysofseeing00john
ISBN 10
0140135154
ISBN 13
9780140135152
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41311
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2784

First Sentence

"Galaxies, stars, planets and now spaceships rush about the universe, and we have a sense of time passing because the positions of objects change."

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