Book Reviews of Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing
Ways of Seeing
Author: John Berger
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ISBN-13: 9780140135152
ISBN-10: 0140135154
Publication Date: 12/1/1990
Pages: 166
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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"One of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language."
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Helpful Score: 1
It provides you with an interesting new way to look at things you've seen many times.
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A great overall read of art. When someone says, "I don't get art," give them this book.
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The material is outdated, but still interesting and useful.
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Sure, this was written in the 1970's (the "contemporary" images and language may seem dated). And, yes, Berger is most certainly challenging traditional notions of seeing art, sometimes via a Marxist lens. But, please, do not let these two common criticisms
of the book stop you from reading it yourself. It is still fresh today, and it just
might expand the way you think about "seeing" images. It's short and accessible, with some chapters containing no written text at all. So, in an age dominated by the visual, I think everyone should read this little gem of a book. You may find yourself wanting to read his other books . . .