John Berger's Ways of Seeing

John Berger's Ways of Seeing

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Ways of Seeing is a key art-historical work that continues to provoke widespread debate. It is comprised of seven different essays, three of which are pictorial and the other containing texts and images. Berger first examines the relationship between seeing and knowing, discussing how our assumptions affect how we see a painting. He moves on to consider the role of women in artwork, particularly regarding the female nude. The third essay deals with oil painting looking at the relationship between subjects and ownership. Finally, Berger addresses the idea of ownership in a consumerist society, discussing the power of imagery in advertising, with particular regards to photography.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 133 x 197 x 5.59mm | 454g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1912284642
  • 9781912284641
  • 711,489

Table of contents

Ways in to the text


Who was John Berger?


What does Ways of Seeing Say?


Why does Ways of Seeing Matter?


Section 1: Influences


Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context


Module 2: Academic Context


Module 3: The Problem


Module 4: The Author's Contribution


Section 2: Ideas


Module 5: Main Ideas


Module 6: Secondary Ideas


Module 7: Achievement


Module 8: Place in the Author's Work


Section 3: Impact


Module 9: The First Responses


Module 10: The Evolving Debate


Module 11: Impact and Influence Today


Module 12: Where Next?


Glossary of Terms


People Mentioned in the Text


Works Cited
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