Ways of seeing
Ways of seeing : based on the BBC television series with John Berger
London : British Broadcasting Corporation : Penguin Books, 2008, 1 vol. (165 p.).
Collection Penguin modern classics.
John Berger’s Ways of seeing changed the way people think about painting and art criticism. This watershed work shows, through word and image, how what we see is always influenced by a whole host of assumptions concerning the nature of beauty, truth, civilization, form, taste, class and gender. Exploring the layers of meaning within oil paintings, photographs and graphic art, Berger argues that when we see, we are not just looking – we ware reading the language of images.
Axe de recherches :
- Axe transversal : Cultures visuelles