Ways of Seeing

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

Ways of Seeing Book Description:

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
Publisher : Peter Smith Pub Incorporated
Total Pages : 166
Release : 1972
ISBN 10 : 0844661759
ISBN 13 : 9780844661759
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Seeing Book Description:

"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
Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 108
Release : 2018-02-21
ISBN 10 : 9780429939860
ISBN 13 : 0429939868
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Berger s Ways of Seeing Book Description:

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.

Ways of Seeing

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

Ways of Seeing Book Description:

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.

Ways of Queering Ways of Seeing

Ways of Queering  Ways of Seeing
Author : Jillian E. Cox
Publisher :
Total Pages : 245
Release : 2015-12-01
ISBN 10 : 184888298X
ISBN 13 : 9781848882980
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Queering Ways of Seeing Book Description:

Ways of Queering, Ways of Seeing explores intersections within queer theorising from multiple cultural sites and disciplinary terrains, offering stimulating readings of queer subjectivities, texts, spaces and moments in time.

Seeing Berger

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

Seeing Berger Book Description:

"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.

Art Language Volume 4 Number 3

Art  Language Volume 4 Number 3
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages : 123
Release : 1978
ISBN 10 : OCLC:1193535165
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Language Volume 4 Number 3 Book Description:

Viewing Positions

Viewing Positions
Author : Linda Williams
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Total Pages : 290
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : 0813521327
ISBN 13 : 9780813521329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Viewing Positions Book Description:

The essays in this volume represent some of the best new thinking about the crucial relations between visual representation in film and human subjectivity. No amount of empirical research into the sociology of actual audiences will displace the desire to speculate about the effects of visual culture, and especially moving images, on viewing subjects. These notions of spectatorship, however hypothetical, become extremely compelling metaphors for the workings of vision within the institution of cinema. Viewing Positions examines the tradition of a centered, unitary, distanced, and objectifying spectator's gaze; investigates the period when film spectatorship as an idea began; and analyses gender- and sexuality-based challenges to the homogeneous classical theory of spectatorship. It makes available critical understandings of spectatorship that have, until now, largely eluded cinema studies.

New Ways of Seeing

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

New Ways of Seeing Book Description:

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 China

Ways of Seeing China
Author : Timothy David Kendall
Publisher : Fremantle Arts Center Press
Total Pages : 254
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064866901
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ways of Seeing China Book Description:

As the People's Republic of China continues to become the subject of intense political, cultural and economic interest, Ways of Seeing Chinaoffers a timely critique of the ways that Australians have seen China. The book offers the specialist and non-specialist a highly readable history of the Australia-China relationship, thirty years after establishment of diplomatic relations. Kendall draws on a diverse range of materials including novels, government documents, ASIO dossiers, travelogues, public polls, politicians, pronouncements, and oral history to convincingly argue that we continually recycle six storytelling forms, all of which use ethnocentric and orientalist fears to enunciate various truths,\ or ways of seeing, cultural and political difference. The three cultural storytelling forms are the fear of invasion, captivity and adventure, and the three political forms are containment, engagement and multiculturalism.