Click here to skip to this page's main content.

New to the Open Library? — Learn how it works
Last edited by Mek
July 22, 2017 | History

Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series 12 editions

Cover of: Ways of Seeing by John Berger

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

About the Book

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.

12 editions First published in 1972

Edition Read Borrow Buy
Cover of: Ways of seeing
1972, BBC
Ways of seeing
Videorecording in English
Cover of: Ways of Seeing
October 26, 1972, British Broadcasting Corp
Ways of Seeing
Hardcover
Cover of: Ways of seeing
1972, B.B.C. and Penguin
Ways of seeing
in English
Cover of: Ways of Seeing
1972, Penguin Books
Ways of Seeing
Cover of: Ways of Seeing
August 25, 1977, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Ways of Seeing
Paperback in English
Cover of: Ways of Seeing
August 25, 1977, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Ways of Seeing
in English
Cover of: Ways of seeing
1986, British Broadcasting Corporation and Penguin Books
Ways of seeing
in English
Cover of: Ways of seeing
1987, Peter Smith
Ways of seeing
in English
Cover of: Ways of Seeing
December 1, 1990, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Ways of Seeing
in English
Cover of: Ways of Seeing
December 1, 1990, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Ways of Seeing
Paperback in English
Cover of: Ways of Seeing
2008, Penguin UK
Ways of Seeing
Cover of: Ways of Seeing
2009, Penguin Group UK
Ways of Seeing
E-book in English

History Created December 9, 2009 · 11 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

July 22, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: In library
April 9, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: open_syllabus_project
November 23, 2012 Edited by Anand Chitipothu Reverted spam
November 22, 2012 Edited by 188.190.124.73 Edited without comment.
December 9, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page