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Portraits: John Berger on artists

Portraits: John Berger on artists

Berger, John, author

One of the world's most celebrated art writers, John Berger takes us through centuries of art in this distinctive history that will enlighten and inspire. In 'Portraits', Berger connects art and history in revolutionary ways, from the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves to Randa Mdah's work about contemporary Palestine. A major new book from one of the world's leading writers and art criticsJohn Berger, one of the world's most celebrated art writers, takes us through centuries of drawing and painting, revealing his lifelong fascination with a diverse cast of artists. In Portraits, Berger grounds the artists in their historical milieu in revolutionary ways, whether enlarging on the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves or Cy Twombly's linguistic and pictorial play. In penetrating and singular prose, Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about artists both canonized and obscure, from Rembrandt to Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock to Picasso. Throughout, Berger maintains the essential connection between politics, art and the wider study of culture. The result is an illuminating walk through many centuries of visual culture, from one of the contemporary world's most incisive critical voices

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Published London; New York: Verso, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: by John Berger ; edited by Tom Overton
ISBN: 1784781789, 9781784781781
Note: Formerly CIP.
Physical Description: xxii, 512 pages : illustrations
Subject: Art.; ART / Art & Politics.; ART / History / General.; The arts: general issues; Art and Design; Portraits in art; ART / Criticism & Theory.; History of art
Uniform Title: Essays. Selections
Alternative Title: John Berger on artists
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781784781767