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Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics) – 9780141035796

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Ways of Seeing (Penguin Modern Classics)

Product 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.

About the Author

John Peter Berger (born November 5th, 1926) is an art critic, painter and novelist.
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Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Penguin is one of the largest publishers in the world.  It has offices in fifteen countries – from Penguin US (formed in 1939) to Penguin Ireland (opened in 2003) – and keeps more than 5,000 different titles in print at any one time. In the twenty-first century the Penguin Group can cater for every stage of a reader’s lifetime, with books from Dorling Kindersley, Frederick Warne, Ladybird, Penguin, Puffin and Rough Guides, making Penguin the home of reading.

To celebrate its 75th birthday in 2010, Penguin published “Penguin Decades”. Ranging across some of the great books published in Britain throughout ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, these paperbacks come complete with original designs by four of today’s most-renowned designers such as Peter Blake, Zandra Rhodes, Alan Aldridge and John Squires. These beautiful editions celebrate Penguin’s extraordinary design heritage as well as following Allen Lane’s ethos of making great writing affordable and available to everybody.

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