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Written by John BergerAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Berger

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: January 8, 1992
  • Price: $15.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-679-73655-4 (0-679-73655-7)
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Berger 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 20th 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 questions and others, Berger alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.