Ways of Seeing by John Berger

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Based on the BBC television series, John Berger’s Ways of Seeing is a unique look at the way we view art.

Jamie Andrews ,Head of Culture and Learning at the British Library: “John Berger’s Ways of Seeing (1972), which accompanied the BBC series of the same name, is credited as one of the most influential post-war works on visual culture.  For many, it defines Berger’s project: polemical content—taking aim at the power structures of art production, reproduction, and criticism — delivered with trademark wit and winks to camera…and, for all the rhetorical fire, with a modest acceptance that anything Berger said ‘must  be judged against your own experience’. It closes with the injunction ‘to be continued by the reader’; and the true vitality of Berger’s thinking and spirit is the certain assurance that they will, indeed, be continued.”

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