Landscapes: John Berger on Art

Landscapes John Berger on Art With Portraits world renowned art writer John Berger took us on a captivating journey through centuries of art situating each artist in the proper political and historical contexts In Landscapes a

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  • Title: Landscapes: John Berger on Art
  • Author: John Berger Tom Overton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • With Portraits, world renowned art writer John Berger took us on a captivating journey through centuries of art, situating each artist in the proper political and historical contexts In Landscapes, a narrative of Berger s own journey emerges Through his penetrating engagement with the writers and artists who shaped his own thought, Walter Benjamin, Rosa Luxemburg and BerWith Portraits, world renowned art writer John Berger took us on a captivating journey through centuries of art, situating each artist in the proper political and historical contexts In Landscapes, a narrative of Berger s own journey emerges Through his penetrating engagement with the writers and artists who shaped his own thought, Walter Benjamin, Rosa Luxemburg and Bertolt Brecht among them, Landscapes allows us to understand how Berger came to his own way of seeing As always, Berger pushes at the limits of art writing, demonstrating beautifully how his painter s eyes lead him to refer to himself only as a storyteller A landscape is, to John Berger, like a portrait, an animating, liberating metaphor rather than a rigid definition It s a term, too, that reminds us that there is here than simply the backdrop or by work of a portrait Landscapes offers a tour of the history of art, but not as you know it.

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    1. 4.5 stars, 9 out of 10.An interesting selection of articles, both fiction and nonfiction, by an author whose work I have always found impressive.The best part for me was 'The Storyteller '.

    2. This is a collection of essays by art critic, novelist, poet, and artist John Berger written over the past 60 plus years. However both the title and the cover art – a painting of a landscape – led me to think it would discuss landscapes. But I should have taken more note of this sentence in the blurb-‘Landscapes offers a tour of the history of art, but not as you know it.‘ It is definitely not art as I know it but it is a “landscape” of Berger’s thoughts on his life, on people and [...]

    3. The success or failure of Landscapes as a book relies on whether one is assessing the pieces of writing that it holds, or the reason for their selection. The editor's justification is perhaps shaky as Landscapes has even more 'portrait' style pieces as it does 'landscapes' (the one that stands out most clearly is the epic 'The Moment of Cubism'- the rest could go either way), but such is the nature of Berger's writing which in its distinct way focusses in on a single passage of paintwork before [...]

    4. More John Berger’s Philosophy of Life than Art CriticsmJohn Berger was born in 1926. He is well known as both an artist and writer, particularly an art critic. This book is a collection of essays written over the past 60 years. They were not originally intended for a single volume, being published in a variety of venues. Instead of the historical discussion of landscapes I was expecting, the book presents the landscape of Berger’s thoughts. He does discuss art. One of my favorite essays was [...]

    5. I must admit I was a little disappointed when beginning this book to find it really wasn't about landscape art but a more general collection of Berger's essays. The ones on his childhood etc in particular weren't very interesting to me, and the downside of an e-reader is that it's hard to flick past sections. That being said, he is an excellent writer and there was plenty I enjoyed - I would just advise picking individual essays rather than reading it front to back unless you're a diehard Berger [...]

    6. Too pedantic for a general audience not already familiar with art criticism. Later essays abandon art for political commentary.

    7. This is an amazing collection of essays, poems and stories. The connecting theme is the links between the human story and the landscapes they inhabit. At times this was a very complex read requiring diligence, focus and concentration. But it was worth it. Very satisfying and rewarding. One of the most disturbing essays was the last chapter, “Meanwhile” about prisons around the world. Utterly chilling and sobering.He quotes Adrienne Rich (a favourite of mine) quoting the Greek poet, Yannis Ri [...]

    8. Favourite essays: 'To Take Paper, to Draw'; 'The Storyteller'; 'The Ideal Critic and the Fighting Critic'; 'Judgement on Paris'; 'The White Bird'; and 'Stones'.

    9. The rating is not a reflection on the quality of the writing, which is of course lucid and passionate, intelligent and kind. It's for the collection of varies writings which, whilst giving a good sense of the cross-section of Berger's particular interests - art, Marxism, displaced or otherwise marginalised peoples - feels somewhat of a mixed bag, with the shifting of gears not allowing the reader proper opportunity to consider the pieces in depth before moving to another field entirely. There ar [...]

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