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Portraits

Portraits( )
Author: Berger, John
Editor: Overton, Tom
ISBN:978-1-78478-176-7
Publication Date:Nov 2015
Publisher:Verso Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $44.95
Book Description:

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 Cy Twombly's radical work. In his penetrating and singular prose, Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about art history, and artists both canonized and obscure,from Rembrandt, to Henry Moore,...
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Book Details
Pages:450
Detailed Subjects: Art / Subjects & Themes / Portraits
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.318 x 9.36 x 1.833 Inches
Book Weight:2.89 Pounds
Author Biography
Berger, John (Author)
John Peter Berger was born in London, England on November 5, 1926. After serving in the British Army from 1944 to 1946, he enrolled in the Chelsea School of Art. He began his career as a painter and exhibited work at a number of London galleries in the late 1940s. He then worked as an art critic for The New Statesman for a decade.

He wrote fiction and nonfiction including several volumes of art criticism. His novels include A Painter of Our Time, From A to X, and G., which won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Booker Prize in 1972. His other works include an essay collection entitled Permanent Red, Into Their Labors, and a book and television series entitled Ways of Seeing.

In the 1970s, he collaborated with the director Alain Tanner on three films. He wrote or co-wrote La Salamandre, The Middle of the World, and Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000. He died on January 1, 2017 at the age of 90.

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