Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

John Berger?s Classic Text on Art John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most 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 John Berger?s Classic Text on Art John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influen...

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Title:Ways of Seeing
Author:John Berger
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Genres:Art
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:176 pages pages

Ways of Seeing Reviews

  • Megankellie
    Aug 29, 2012

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

  • Trevor
    Jun 16, 2012

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

  • Pierce
    May 25, 2008

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

  • Sunil
    Aug 18, 2009

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

    Read this for my Composition class. Its a great read when first read since his main ideas stand out, have clarity, and are verified (to some degree), however re-reading it introduces the more "radical" ideas. In his essay he raises the idea of "mysticification." Which is great and ...

    A compact book filled with fantastic, radical ideas. I couldn't help admire Berger's delineation of capitalism, proprietorship, publicity, the gaze on females amongst other things. It's a remarkable book to read. ...

    This was quite an interesting read and very eye-opening with regards to how we perceive art. I especially appreciated the chapter that dealt with the way women are seen in society, with a heavy influence on European culture, and despite being written almost 30 years ago, I think it is ...

    Základná kniha o vizuálnom jazyku! O jedine?nosti diela, moci, zobrazovaní gendru ?i reklame. Hovorí sama za seba: ?For publicity the present is by definition insufficient. (...) Publicity turns consumption into a substitute for democracy. The choice of what one eats (or ...

    All of what I picked up from this atrocity of a Book is that John Berger is a pretentious cunt. He hides behind the fact that he states he's "demystifying" art when in actuality he's giving you his opinion on the propaganda of art and how the artist doesn't exist. I must say first and ...

    Perhaps one of the all time must read small books ( less than 200 pages). Revisited for a reference and ended up rereading it . As fascinating as it is pioneering ( considering it was written in 1972, way back in capitalism's childhood, well before it grew up and cast it's powerful gri...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Feb 06, 2013

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

  • Pete
    Dec 20, 2018

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

  • Jeremy
    Apr 11, 2014

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

  • Jimmy
    Oct 21, 2010

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

  • Jule
    Mar 05, 2009

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Dec 01, 2011

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

  • Deborah Palmer
    Jul 07, 2009

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

  • Justin Evans
    Jun 02, 2014

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

  • Luana
    May 07, 2018

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

    Read this for my Composition class. Its a great read when first read since his main ideas stand out, have clarity, and are verified (to some degree), however re-reading it introduces the more "radical" ideas. In his essay he raises the idea of "mysticification." Which is great and ...

    A compact book filled with fantastic, radical ideas. I couldn't help admire Berger's delineation of capitalism, proprietorship, publicity, the gaze on females amongst other things. It's a remarkable book to read. ...

    This was quite an interesting read and very eye-opening with regards to how we perceive art. I especially appreciated the chapter that dealt with the way women are seen in society, with a heavy influence on European culture, and despite being written almost 30 years ago, I think it is ...

  • Stephen
    May 22, 2010

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

  • Marc
    May 27, 2019

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

  • Holly McIntyre
    Dec 06, 2010

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

  • Peycho Kanev
    Oct 21, 2017

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

  • Faryal
    Oct 18, 2011

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

    Read this for my Composition class. Its a great read when first read since his main ideas stand out, have clarity, and are verified (to some degree), however re-reading it introduces the more "radical" ideas. In his essay he raises the idea of "mysticification." Which is great and ...

  • Tomas Ramanauskas
    Jun 21, 2019

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

  • Lucinda
    Sep 15, 2015

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

  • Rachel Louise Atkin
    Jun 05, 2018

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

    Read this for my Composition class. Its a great read when first read since his main ideas stand out, have clarity, and are verified (to some degree), however re-reading it introduces the more "radical" ideas. In his essay he raises the idea of "mysticification." Which is great and ...

    A compact book filled with fantastic, radical ideas. I couldn't help admire Berger's delineation of capitalism, proprietorship, publicity, the gaze on females amongst other things. It's a remarkable book to read. ...

    This was quite an interesting read and very eye-opening with regards to how we perceive art. I especially appreciated the chapter that dealt with the way women are seen in society, with a heavy influence on European culture, and despite being written almost 30 years ago, I think it is ...

    Základná kniha o vizuálnom jazyku! O jedine?nosti diela, moci, zobrazovaní gendru ?i reklame. Hovorí sama za seba: ?For publicity the present is by definition insufficient. (...) Publicity turns consumption into a substitute for democracy. The choice of what one eats (or ...

    All of what I picked up from this atrocity of a Book is that John Berger is a pretentious cunt. He hides behind the fact that he states he's "demystifying" art when in actuality he's giving you his opinion on the propaganda of art and how the artist doesn't exist. I must say first and ...

    Perhaps one of the all time must read small books ( less than 200 pages). Revisited for a reference and ended up rereading it . As fascinating as it is pioneering ( considering it was written in 1972, way back in capitalism's childhood, well before it grew up and cast it's powerful gri...

    A small collection of short essays on art. 4 writings and 3 full of images. I found the first 2 written articles more appealing - arguments quite clear and persuasive. Though only touching the surface of some issues, they are quite articulate and thus serve as a good introduction. I...

    Have been meaning to read this for ages. Was incredibly informative and well written, discussing oil paintings, depictions of women and and deconstructing our general perception of art. Loved the picture essays as I haven?t really read anything like that before. The final essay on pu...

  • Dorotea
    Oct 05, 2017

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

  • linhtalinhtinh
    Feb 23, 2013

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

    Read this for my Composition class. Its a great read when first read since his main ideas stand out, have clarity, and are verified (to some degree), however re-reading it introduces the more "radical" ideas. In his essay he raises the idea of "mysticification." Which is great and ...

    A compact book filled with fantastic, radical ideas. I couldn't help admire Berger's delineation of capitalism, proprietorship, publicity, the gaze on females amongst other things. It's a remarkable book to read. ...

    This was quite an interesting read and very eye-opening with regards to how we perceive art. I especially appreciated the chapter that dealt with the way women are seen in society, with a heavy influence on European culture, and despite being written almost 30 years ago, I think it is ...

    Základná kniha o vizuálnom jazyku! O jedine?nosti diela, moci, zobrazovaní gendru ?i reklame. Hovorí sama za seba: ?For publicity the present is by definition insufficient. (...) Publicity turns consumption into a substitute for democracy. The choice of what one eats (or ...

    All of what I picked up from this atrocity of a Book is that John Berger is a pretentious cunt. He hides behind the fact that he states he's "demystifying" art when in actuality he's giving you his opinion on the propaganda of art and how the artist doesn't exist. I must say first and ...

    Perhaps one of the all time must read small books ( less than 200 pages). Revisited for a reference and ended up rereading it . As fascinating as it is pioneering ( considering it was written in 1972, way back in capitalism's childhood, well before it grew up and cast it's powerful gri...

    A small collection of short essays on art. 4 writings and 3 full of images. I found the first 2 written articles more appealing - arguments quite clear and persuasive. Though only touching the surface of some issues, they are quite articulate and thus serve as a good introduction. I...

  • Manuel AntĂŁo
    Mar 15, 2017

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

  • Mina
    Feb 12, 2015

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

  • Kastoori
    Oct 30, 2015

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

    Read this for my Composition class. Its a great read when first read since his main ideas stand out, have clarity, and are verified (to some degree), however re-reading it introduces the more "radical" ideas. In his essay he raises the idea of "mysticification." Which is great and ...

    A compact book filled with fantastic, radical ideas. I couldn't help admire Berger's delineation of capitalism, proprietorship, publicity, the gaze on females amongst other things. It's a remarkable book to read. ...

  • Diz
    Sep 17, 2017

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

  • Dominika Žáková
    Jul 17, 2018

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

    Read this for my Composition class. Its a great read when first read since his main ideas stand out, have clarity, and are verified (to some degree), however re-reading it introduces the more "radical" ideas. In his essay he raises the idea of "mysticification." Which is great and ...

    A compact book filled with fantastic, radical ideas. I couldn't help admire Berger's delineation of capitalism, proprietorship, publicity, the gaze on females amongst other things. It's a remarkable book to read. ...

    This was quite an interesting read and very eye-opening with regards to how we perceive art. I especially appreciated the chapter that dealt with the way women are seen in society, with a heavy influence on European culture, and despite being written almost 30 years ago, I think it is ...

    Základná kniha o vizuálnom jazyku! O jedine?nosti diela, moci, zobrazovaní gendru ?i reklame. Hovorí sama za seba: ?For publicity the present is by definition insufficient. (...) Publicity turns consumption into a substitute for democracy. The choice of what one eats (or ...

  • Sylvie
    Mar 23, 2018

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

    Read this for my Composition class. Its a great read when first read since his main ideas stand out, have clarity, and are verified (to some degree), however re-reading it introduces the more "radical" ideas. In his essay he raises the idea of "mysticification." Which is great and ...

    A compact book filled with fantastic, radical ideas. I couldn't help admire Berger's delineation of capitalism, proprietorship, publicity, the gaze on females amongst other things. It's a remarkable book to read. ...

    This was quite an interesting read and very eye-opening with regards to how we perceive art. I especially appreciated the chapter that dealt with the way women are seen in society, with a heavy influence on European culture, and despite being written almost 30 years ago, I think it is ...

    Základná kniha o vizuálnom jazyku! O jedine?nosti diela, moci, zobrazovaní gendru ?i reklame. Hovorí sama za seba: ?For publicity the present is by definition insufficient. (...) Publicity turns consumption into a substitute for democracy. The choice of what one eats (or ...

    All of what I picked up from this atrocity of a Book is that John Berger is a pretentious cunt. He hides behind the fact that he states he's "demystifying" art when in actuality he's giving you his opinion on the propaganda of art and how the artist doesn't exist. I must say first and ...

    Perhaps one of the all time must read small books ( less than 200 pages). Revisited for a reference and ended up rereading it . As fascinating as it is pioneering ( considering it was written in 1972, way back in capitalism's childhood, well before it grew up and cast it's powerful gri...

    A small collection of short essays on art. 4 writings and 3 full of images. I found the first 2 written articles more appealing - arguments quite clear and persuasive. Though only touching the surface of some issues, they are quite articulate and thus serve as a good introduction. I...

    Have been meaning to read this for ages. Was incredibly informative and well written, discussing oil paintings, depictions of women and and deconstructing our general perception of art. Loved the picture essays as I haven?t really read anything like that before. The final essay on pu...

    John Berger?s ?Ways of Seeing? was one of the books I had to read. When the slim volume arrived, it was a bit of an anticlimax: the writing was in bold letters, the photographs of paintings were in black and white, lots of them. Apparently, it sprang out of a series of Television...

  • Christopher Luciano
    Mar 07, 2016

    This book is based on a television series which can be viewed on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnfB-p... This is a really remarkable series and a remarkable, although annoying, book. The book is annoying because it should have been a coffee table book with large colou...

    Way of Seeing, John Berger Ways of Seeing is a 1972 television series of 30-minute films created chiefly by writer John Berger and producer Mike Dibb. It was broadcast on BBC Two in January 1972 and adapted into a book of the same name. The book Ways of Seeing was written by Berger a...

    I am not the audience for this book, mainly because I've already read and more or less digested the handful of essays and ideas on which it is based. The seven chapters break down fairly simply. 1: Benjamin's 'Work of Art'--the ability to reproduce images alters the way we encounte...

    First of all, this entire book is set in bold. I don't know what crazy crazyman let that through the gate at Penguin but I just felt I had to point it out right away. It's still worth reading. 4 essays and 3 pictorial essays. Really interesting stuff cutting away some of the bullshi...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. "Seeing Comes Before Words: "Ways of Seeing" by John Berger ?But because it is nevertheless ?a work of art?? ? and art is thought to be greater than commerce ? its market price is said to be a reflection of it...

    If you are really impatient, you may go and see Trevor's brilliant review for this book. Otherwise you may wait a few weeks for mine - I don't think it would be fair to review the book without seeing the documentary. ...

    2007 wrote: This book, based on a television series, explores how the art world of now has come to be by exploring what art was to humans in the past. The theories presented are very interesting and are posed with pictorial references that do very well to prove points. One interesting ...

    This book though initially written in 1972 is still relevant to the reader today especially the essays dealing with the way women are seen in society. It is composed of seven essys, four use words and images, three only images. It discusses how women are view in society with an emphasi...

    On the top floor in the Strand Bookstore in New York, I saw a self-consciously bored worker show a struggling-to-be-bored kid with his mom to the art table. The worker was like "well, you need this, and this, and this" and I realized the kid must be in art school and the worker must ha...

    ?There is more than meets the eye? I recently reread Kenneth Clark's Civilization. It was based on a British documentary TV series, from the end of the 1960s. In it Clark offers a very own, but still fairly classic introduction to art. The book of John Berger (1926-2017) and the a...

    Almost laughably disappointing. Berger obviously has the best of intentions, but his analysis is amateurish at best, pathetically reactionary (almost to the point of seeming to whine) at worst, and largely cribbed from thinkers of far greater intellectual originality and power than him...

    If you think you like looking art and going to galleries - ha - then you need to take a minute to read and listen to this conversation Berger is going to have with you. Link to the documentary (which I definitely recommend you watch to supplement the reading of the text): https://ww...

    A book about basic visual literacy, with 7 essays, 3 of them containing only images. It's not that he's original... he borrows a lot ideas from Walter Benjamin and Claude Levi-Strauss, but that he explains it in clear, easy language, with examples. The chapter about oil painting was...

    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 words can never undo the fact tha...

    The book contains a series of essays, all related to art. I read this collection right after having come back from London ? having spent days surrounded by art works. I had a million thoughts about art itself and museums, and art works in museums. I wrote out some of my thoughts and ...

    this is a semi regular occurence in my life: books i was assigned to read in college that i did not read or did not read with any great diligence and then some years later i come to learn that said book slaps majorly. berger's project of translating frankfurt school seems particularly ...

    This book really made me think about how to view art. In particular, the connection between the oil paintings of the last few hundred years and advertising images was something I had never thought about. This book also presents some insightful criticisms of the use of nudes in traditio...

    Reading the writting about seeing. Definetly worthy peak into how can we see and read art. Inspite of being almost 50 yrs old, still has the power to expand the understanding. Like this review, ends too abruptly. ...

    "Seeing comes before words.? Ways of reading - - meaning/ analysis. Personal perspective and context of writing or image. There is a divergence between looking and seeing art and literature. Such as, if one were to apply Marxist literary criticism (Ideology) when ex...

    I finally pulled this "oldie but goodie" off my shelf and read it. I wish I had years ago. Although the examples from its 1970s origin are dated, its thesis is perhaps even more valid today than then: Oil painting emerged just as the Western world entered the era of capitalism and i...

    I read this book in an AMTRAK train from the Bay Area to Portland. It was eye-opening :). Some of the essays are pictures only, pictures of paintings. The book is a little older, to me it portrays the spirit of its time, I enjoyed quite a few surprising moments. It definitely brightene...

    Read this for my Composition class. Its a great read when first read since his main ideas stand out, have clarity, and are verified (to some degree), however re-reading it introduces the more "radical" ideas. In his essay he raises the idea of "mysticification." Which is great and ...

    A compact book filled with fantastic, radical ideas. I couldn't help admire Berger's delineation of capitalism, proprietorship, publicity, the gaze on females amongst other things. It's a remarkable book to read. ...

    This was quite an interesting read and very eye-opening with regards to how we perceive art. I especially appreciated the chapter that dealt with the way women are seen in society, with a heavy influence on European culture, and despite being written almost 30 years ago, I think it is ...

    Základná kniha o vizuálnom jazyku! O jedine?nosti diela, moci, zobrazovaní gendru ?i reklame. Hovorí sama za seba: ?For publicity the present is by definition insufficient. (...) Publicity turns consumption into a substitute for democracy. The choice of what one eats (or ...

    All of what I picked up from this atrocity of a Book is that John Berger is a pretentious cunt. He hides behind the fact that he states he's "demystifying" art when in actuality he's giving you his opinion on the propaganda of art and how the artist doesn't exist. I must say first and ...