Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing
Author: John Berger
Publsiher: Viking Books
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 9780670752737
ISBN 13: 0670752738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Seeing Book Review:

"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

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing
Author: John Berger
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-09-25
ISBN 10: 0141917989
ISBN 13: 9780141917986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Seeing Book Review:

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.

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing
Author: John Berger
Publsiher: Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 166
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9780844661759
ISBN 13: 0844661759
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Seeing Book Review:

"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

John Berger s Ways of Seeing

John Berger s Ways of Seeing
Author: Emmanouil Kalkanis
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2018-02-21
ISBN 10: 0429939868
ISBN 13: 9780429939860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Berger s Ways of Seeing Book Review:

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.

New Ways of Seeing

New Ways of Seeing
Author: Grant Scott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020-08-12
ISBN 10: 1000213323
ISBN 13: 9781000213324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Ways of Seeing Book Review:

Those born since the digital revolution, seem to have the hardest time re-imagining the role of photography in the world today. Thinking of photography as a visual language is the approach this book adopts to addresses this challenge.Considering photography in this way develops the metaphor of 'learning a language' when attempting to explain what photography can be, and what it can give a student in transferable creative and life skills. This begins with challenging the pre-conception that successful photography is defined by the successful single image or 'the good photograph'.The book emphasises the central role of narrative and visual storytelling through a technique of 'photosketching' to develop the building blocks of visual creativity and ultimately to craft successful bodies of photographic work.New Ways of Seeing explains how to both learn and teach photography as a visual language, appropriate for both professionals and students working today.

Ways of Seeing

Ways of Seeing
Author: Pierre Jacob,Marc Jeannerod
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780198509202
ISBN 13: 0198509200
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Seeing Book Review:

Cognitive neuroscience is a young field that has been incredibly successful in furthering our understanding of the human brain. Long before the emergence of this field, many of the same questions being posed within this field were asked by philosophers. So how much of this earlier work informs current theories of cognition? In many cases--too little. Yet how can we ignore thousands of years of philosophical thinking on the human mind? There are some questions about the human brain that are surely impossible to answer without considering what it "feels" like to see, what it "feels" like to think. Ways of Seeing is a unique collaboration between an eminent philosopher and a world famous neuroscientist. It focuses on one of the most basic human functions--vision. What does it mean to 'see'? It brings together electrophysiological studies, neuropsychology, psychophysics, cognitive psychology, and philosophy of mind. The first truly interdisciplinary book devoted to the topic of vision, this is a book will make a valuable contribution to the field of cognitive science.

Confabulations

Confabulations
Author: John Berger
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016-10-06
ISBN 10: 0241292344
ISBN 13: 9780241292341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Confabulations Book Review:

'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itself, and how it relates to thought, art, song, storytelling and political discourse today. Also containing Berger's own drawings, notes, memories and reflections on everything from Albert Camus to global capitalism, Confabulations takes us to what is 'true, essential and urgent'.

Ways of Telling

Ways of Telling
Author: Geoff Dyer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 186
Release: 1986
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015011893354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Telling Book Review:

About Looking

About Looking
Author: John Berger
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-11-19
ISBN 10: 1408872153
ISBN 13: 9781408872154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

About Looking Book Review:

As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

Ways of Hearing

Ways of Hearing
Author: Damon Krukowski
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 0262039648
ISBN 13: 9780262039642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Hearing Book Review:

A writer-musician examines how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing our perceptions of time, space, love, money, and power. Our voices carry farther than ever before, thanks to digital media. But how are they being heard? In this book, Damon Krukowski examines how the switch from analog to digital audio is changing our perceptions of time, space, love, money, and power. In Ways of Hearing—modeled on Ways ofSeeing, John Berger's influential 1972 book on visual culture—Krukowski offers readers a set of tools for critical listening in the digital age. Just as Waysof Seeing began as a BBC television series, Ways of Hearing is based on a six-part podcast produced for the groundbreaking public radio podcast network Radiotopia. Inventive uses of text and design help bring the message beyond the range of earbuds. Each chapter of Ways of Hearing explores a different aspect of listening in the digital age: time, space, love, money, and power. Digital time, for example, is designed for machines. When we trade broadcast for podcast, or analog for digital in the recording studio, we give up the opportunity to perceive time together through our media. On the street, we experience public space privately, as our headphones allow us to avoid “ear contact” with the city. Heard on a cell phone, our loved ones' voices are compressed, stripped of context by digital technology. Music has been dematerialized, no longer an object to be bought and sold. With recommendation algorithms and playlists, digital corporations have created a media universe that adapts to us, eliminating the pleasures of brick-and-mortar browsing. Krukowski lays out a choice: do we want a world enriched by the messiness of noise, or one that strives toward the purity of signal only?

Focus

Focus
Author: Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.,E. Tory Higgins Ph.D.
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-04-18
ISBN 10: 1101609893
ISBN 13: 9781101609897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus Book Review:

We all want to experience pleasure and avoid pain. But there are really two kinds of pleasure and pain that motivate everything we do. If you are promotion-focused, you want to advance and avoid missed opportunities. If you are prevention-focused, you want to minimize losses and keep things working. And as Tory Higgins has found in his groundbreaking research, if you understand how people focus, you have the power to motivate yourself and everyone around you. Showing how promotion/prevention focus applies across a wide range of situations from selling products to managing employees to raising children to getting a second date, Halvorson and Higgins show us how to identify focus, how to change focus, and how to use focus exactly the right way to get results. Short, punchy, and prescriptive, Focus will help you see not just what’s going on around you— but what’s underneath. Visit the author's website at www.heidigranthalvorson.com for a special pre-order giveaway.

Chinese Ways of Seeing and Open Air Painting

Chinese Ways of Seeing and Open Air Painting
Author: Yi Gu
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021-02-01
ISBN 10: 1684176131
ISBN 13: 9781684176137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chinese Ways of Seeing and Open Air Painting Book Review:

"How did modern Chinese painters see landscape? Did they depict nature in the same way as premodern Chinese painters? What does the artistic perception of modern Chinese painters reveal about the relationship between artists and the nation-state? Could an understanding of modern Chinese landscape painting tell us something previously unknown about art, political change, and the epistemological and sensory regime of twentieth-century China?Yi Gu tackles these questions by focusing on the rise of open-air painting in modern China. Chinese artists almost never painted outdoors until the late 1910s, when the New Culture Movement prompted them to embrace direct observation, linear perspective, and a conception of vision based on Cartesian optics. The new landscape practice brought with it unprecedented emphasis on perception and redefined artistic expertise. Central to the pursuit of open-air painting from the late 1910s right through to the early 1960s was a reinvigorated and ever-growing urgency to see suitably as a Chinese and to see the Chinese homeland correctly. Examining this long-overlooked ocular turn, Gu not only provides an innovative perspective from which to reflect on complicated interactions of the global and local in China, but also calls for rethinking the nature of visual modernity there."

Ways of Thinking Ways of Seeing

Ways of Thinking  Ways of Seeing
Author: Chris Bissell,Chris Dillon
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2012-02-03
ISBN 10: 3642252095
ISBN 13: 9783642252099
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Thinking Ways of Seeing Book Review:

This fascinating book examines some of the characteristics of technological/engineering models that are likely to be unfamiliar to those who are interested primarily in the history and philosophy of science and mathematics, and which differentiate technological models from scientific and mathematical ones. Themes that are highlighted include: • the role of language: the models developed for engineering design have resulted in new ways of talking about technological systems • communities of practice: related to the previous point, particular engineering communities have particular ways of sharing and developing knowledge • graphical (re)presentation: engineers have developed many ways of reducing quite complex mathematical models to more simple representations • reification: highly abstract mathematical models are turned into ‘objects’ that can be manipulated almost like components of a physical system • machines: not only the currently ubiquitous digital computer, but also older analogue devices – slide rules, physical models, wind tunnels and other small-scale simulators, as well as mechanical, electrical and electronic analogue computers • mathematics and modelling as a bridging tool between disciplines This book studies primarily modelling in technological practice. It is worth noting that models of the type considered in the book are not always highly valued in formal engineering education at university level, which often takes an “applied science” approach close to that of the natural sciences (something that can result in disaffection on the part of students). Yet in an informal context, such as laboratories, industrial placements, and so on, a very different situation obtains. A number of chapters considers such epistemological aspects, as well as the status of different types of models within the engineering education community. The book will be of interest to practising engineers and technologists; sociologists of science and technology; and historians and philosophers of science and mathematics. It will also be written in a way that will be accessible to non-specialists.

The Sense of Sight

The Sense of Sight
Author: John Berger
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-07-13
ISBN 10: 0307794210
ISBN 13: 9780307794215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sense of Sight Book Review:

With this provocative and infinitely moving collection of essays, a preeminent critic of our time responds to the profound questions posed by the visual world. For when John Berger writes about Cubism, he writes not only of Braque, Léger, Picasso, and Gris, but of that incredible moment early in this century when the world converged around a marvelouis sense of promise. When he looks at the Modigiliani, he sees a man's infinite love revealed in the elongated lines of the painted figure. Ranging from the Renaissance to the conflagration of Hiroshima; from the Bosphorus to Manhattan; from the woodcarvers of a French village to Goya, Dürer, and Van Gogh; and from private experiences of love and of loss to the major political upheavals of our time, The Sense of Sight encourages us to see with the same breadth, courage, and moral engagement that its author does.

Arabella

Arabella
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1492688312
ISBN 13: 9781492688310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arabella Book Review:

Georgette Heyer is known as the "Queen of Regency Romance," and you won't want to wait to find out why! You'll fall in love with Arabella Tallant, one of the most memorable and delightfully exuberant heroines you've ever met. Daughter of a modest country clergyman, Arabella Tallant still dreams of a proper romance, and is on her way to London when her carriage breaks down outside the hunting lodge of the wealthy Mr. Robert Beaumaris. Her pride stung when she overhears a remark of her host's, Arabella comes to her own defense and pretends to be an heiress, a pretense that deeply amuses the jaded Beau. To counter her white lie, Beaumaris launches her into high society and thereby subjects her to all kinds of fortune hunters. When compassionate Arabella rescues such unfortunate creatures as a mistreated chimney sweep and an abandoned dog—proving her love is refined by kindness and grace—Beaumaris finds he rather enjoys the role of rescuer and is soon given the opportunity to prove his mettle... The Georgette Heyer Signature Collection is a celebration of an author who has charmed millions of readers with her delightful sense of humor and unique take on Regency romance. This edition of Arabella includes fun and fascinating bonus content?a glossary of Regency slang, a Reading Group Guide, and an Afterword by official biographer Jennifer Kloester sharing insights into what Georgette herself thought of Arabella and what was going on in her life as she was writing.

Another Way of Telling

Another Way of Telling
Author: John Berger
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-07-13
ISBN 10: 0307794199
ISBN 13: 9780307794192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Another Way of Telling Book Review:

"There are no photographs which can be denied. All photographs have the status of fact. What is to be examined is in what way photography can and cannot give meaning to facts." With these words, two of our most thoughtful and eloquent interrogators of the visual offer a singular meditation on the ambiguities of what is seemingly our straightforward art form. As constructed by John Berger and the renowned Swiss photographer Jean Mohr, that theory includes images as well as words; not only analysis, but anecdote and memoir. Another Way of Telling explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between the picture and its viewers, between the filmed moment and the memories that it so resembles. Combining the moral vision of the critic and the pratical engagement of the photgrapher, Berger and Mohr have produced a work that expands the frontiers of criticism first charged by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag.

Toward Reality

Toward Reality
Author: John Berger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1962
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106001423117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toward Reality Book Review:

The Many Ways of Seeing

The Many Ways of Seeing
Author: Janet Gaylord Moore
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1968
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X000622338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Many Ways of Seeing Book Review:

A brief history of art, explanation of various techniques and styles, and exercises for the amateur.

New Ways of Seeing

New Ways of Seeing
Author: Mark Tyrrell
Publsiher: Uncommon Knowledge Limited
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2014-08-27
ISBN 10: 9781902892269
ISBN 13: 1902892267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Ways of Seeing Book Review:

Meaning is at the heart of what it means to be human. The meaning we give something can terrify or elevate us, and in psychotherapy it's often the meaning our clients have given a life event that is as the root of their problems. Hence why the art of reframing - changing meaning - is central to effective therapy. In New Ways of Seeing, therapist of 20 years Mark Tyrrell gives transcripts of real cases where reframes have been used to release clients from restrictive perspectives. Clients with abusive childhoods who now feel they are damaged goods. Smokers who can't resist 'one more cigarette'. People with self esteem so low they believe they have failed at life. By reading the case studies and absorbing the theoretical framework around reframing, you can experience the shifts in meaning for yourself, enhancing your own ability to deliver carefully crafted reframes that will set your clients free.

Seeing Berger

Seeing Berger
Author: Peter Fuller
Publsiher: Writers & Readers Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015006356599
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeing Berger Book Review:

"In this incisive counter-polemic Peter Fuller underlines what is most valuable in Berger's criticism, while attacking the art ideologists who would negate the existence of any aesthetic experience. He succinctly agues the case for a materialistic understanding of art and its value which moves beyond ideology and permits one to confront the 'masterpiece', the work of art which breaks free from the norms of tradition and transcends its time."--back cover.