Landscapes: John Berger on Art
In this brilliant collection of diverse worksessays, short stories, poems, translations which spans a lifetimes engagement with art, John Berger reveals how he came to his own unique way of seeing. He challenges readers to rethink their every assumption about the role of creativity in our lives. Paying homage to the writers and thinkers who influenced him, he pushes at the limits of art writing, demonstrating beautifully how his artists eye makes him a storyteller, rather than a critic. His expansive perspective takes in artistic movements and individual artistsfrom the Renaissance to the presentwhile never neglecting the social and political context of their creation. Landscapesalongside Portraitscompletes a tour through the history of art that will be an intellectual benchmark for many years to come.