Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled” -- so opens John Berger’s revolutionary million-copy bestseller on how to look at art John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most ...

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0140135154

Category: Art

Page: 180

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“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled” -- so opens John Berger’s revolutionary million-copy bestseller on how to look at 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 Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures." By now he has.
Categories: Art

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the (London) Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost ...

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141917986

Category: Art

Page: 176

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

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing

First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the (London) Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings . . . he will almost ...

Author: John Berger

Publisher: London : British Broadcasting Corporation ; Harmondsworth : Penguin

ISBN: PSU:000057843278

Category: ART

Page: 184

View: 955

"Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. "But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but word can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled." John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and 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 almost certainly change the way you look at pictures." By now he has. "Berger has the ability to cut right through the mystification of the professional art critics . . . He is a liberator of images: and once we have allowed the paintings to work on us directly, we are in a much better position to make a meaningful evaluation" -Peter Fuller, Arts Review "The influence of the series and the book . . . was enormous . . . It opened up for general attention to areas of cultural study that are now commonplace" -Geoff Dyer in Ways of Telling
Categories: ART

Arts Based Methods in Education Around the World

Arts Based Methods in Education Around the World

Personal Interviewed by Todd Elkin Art 21: www.art21.org, [accessed July 26, 2017]. Berger, J. (1972). Ways of Seeing: Based On the BBC Television Series. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 130–134.

Author: Xiangyun Du

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000796186

Category: Education

Page: 185

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Arts-Based Methods in Education Around the World aims to investigate arts-based encounters in educational settings in response to a global need for studies that connect the cultural, inter-cultural, cross-cultural, and global elements of arts-based methods in education. In this extraordinary collection, contributions are collected from experts all over the world and involve a multiplicity of arts genres and traditions. These contributions bring together diverse cultural and educational perspectives and include a large variety of artistic genres and research methodologies.The topics covered in the book range from policies to pedagogies, from social impact to philosophical conceptualisations. They are informative on specific topics, but also offer a clear monitoring of the ways in which the general attention to the arts in education evolves through time.
Categories: Education

Young Children Pedagogy and the Arts

Young Children  Pedagogy and the Arts

Ways of Seeing Felicity McArdle, Gail Boldt. teachers. Like much of this book, the thinking in this chapter is sometimes about art specifically, sometimes about ... Ways of seeing: Based on the BBC television series with John Berger.

Author: Felicity McArdle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136215803

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts is an innovative text that describes practices and research that cross all five strands of the arts—visual, drama, music, dance, and media—and illuminates ways of understanding children and their arts practices that go beyond the common traditions. The book: - Offers practical and rich illustrations of teachers’ and children’s work based on international research that integrates theory with practice; - Brings a critical lens to arts education; - Includes summaries, reflective questions, and recommended further readings with every chapter. Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts provides a more nuanced understanding of the arts through an exploration of specific instances in which committed teachers and researchers are discovering what contemporary multimodal tools offer to young children. Chapters contain examples of ‘doing’ the arts in the early years, new ways of teaching, and how to use emerging technologies to develop multiliteracies, equity, agency, social and cultural capital, and enhance the learning and engagement of marginalized children.
Categories: Education

Ways of Seeing in the Neoliberal State

Ways of Seeing in the Neoliberal State

... privilege · Participatory art · Legal aesthetics · Art controversies · Abject art · Ways of Seeing TV It has been ... pages of his slender book, which was based on the BBC television series that originally aired in January 1972, ...

Author: Asbjørn Skarsvåg Grønstad

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030859848

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 121

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This book focuses on the theme of counter-surveillance in art through a multi-faceted engagement with the highly controversial Norwegian play Ways of Seeing. Denounced by the prime minister and subject to a police investigation, the play gained notoriety when it featured footage showing the homes of the country’s financial and political elite as part of its scenography. The book provides a thorough consideration of the work’s reception context before elucidating its relation to the politics of neoliberalism. What is foregrounded in this analysis are, first, the use of an aesthetics of sousveillance to visualize the material infrastructure of racism and right-wing populism, second, the tangled interrelations of art and law, third, questions of censorship and artistic freedom, and fourth, the promotion of an alternative mode of political governance – grounded in feminism and ecological awareness – through the example of the Rojava experiment.
Categories: Performing Arts

On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art

On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art

John Berger, Ways of Seeing, Based on the BBC Television Series with John Berger (London : British Broadcasting Corporation and Penguin Books, 1986), 21. 35. For an introduction to Chadwick see Stilled Lives: Helen Chadwick, ...

Author: James Elkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135879709

Category: Art

Page: 148

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Can contemporary art say anything about spirituality? John Updike calls modern art "a religion assembled from the fragments of our daily life," but does that mean that contemporary art is spiritual? What might it mean to say that the art you make expresses your spiritual belief? On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art explores the curious disconnection between spirituality and current art. This book will enable you to walk into a museum and talk about the spirituality that is or is not visible in the art you see.
Categories: Art

The Palgrave Handbook of Image Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of Image Studies

1994. Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image Before the Era of Art. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Berger, John. 1972. Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. Bredekamp, Horst.

Author: Krešimir Purgar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030718305

Category: Social Science

Page: 984

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This handbook brings together the most current and hotly debated topics in studies about images today. In the first part, the book gives readers an historical overview and basic diacronical explanation of the term image, including the ways it has been used in different periods throughout history. In the second part, the fundamental concepts that have to be mastered should one wish to enter into the emerging field of Image Studies are explained. In the third part, readers will find analysis of the most common subjects and topics pertaining to images. In the fourth part, the book explains how existing disciplines relate to Image Studies and how this new scholarly field may be constructed using both old and new approaches and insights. The fifth chapter is dedicated to contemporary thinkers and is the first time that theses of the most prominent scholars of Image Studies are critically analyzed and presented in one place.
Categories: Social Science

Hard Copy

Hard Copy

“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 Sunday Times critic commented: “This ...

Author: Daniel Shaskey

Publisher: Crystal Palace Books

ISBN: 9780473456566

Category: Art

Page: 228

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The Hard Copy is a work that walks the line between the exotic artists’ book and the democratic, mass-produced multiple. Appropriating ideas and visual references from Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Catalog, Hard Copy represents the power that the tool bestows on the contemporary artist by listing, reviewing and appropriating information on a selection of 'artists' tools.
Categories: Art

Dimensions of the Americas

Dimensions of the Americas

... of the Artist in the U.S.S.R. ( New York : Pantheon Books , 1969 ) . Perhaps the most influential use of this type of criticism by Berger is Ways of Seeing , based on the BBC television series ( New York : Viking Press , 1973 ) .

Author: Shifra M. Goldman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226301249

Category: Art

Page: 596

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This volume presents an overview of the social history of modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art. This collection of thirty-three essays focuses on Latin American artists throughout Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The author provides a chronology of modern Latin American art; a history of "social art history" in the United States; and synopses of recent theoretical and historical writings by major scholars from Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay, Chile, and the United States. In her essays, she discusses a vast array of topics including: the influence of the Mexican muralists on the American continent; the political and artistic significance of poster art and printmaking in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and among Chicanos; the role of women artists such as Guatemalan painter Isabel Ruiz; and the increasingly important role of politics and multinational businesses in the art world of the 1970s and 1980s. She explores the reception of Latin American and Latino art in the United States, focusing on major historical exhibits as well as on exhibits by artists such as Chilean Alfredo Jaar and Argentinean Leandro Katz. Finally, she examines the significance of nationalist and ethnic themes in Latin American and Latino art.
Categories: Art