John Berger, Influential Art Critic and Author, Dies at 90

By Tim Cheng | January 17 2017 | Humanities & Social Sciences

John Berger, the British art critic, intellectual and prodigious author whose work redefined the way a generation saw art, died on January 2nd. He was 90.

The author of criticism, novels, poetry, and screenplays Berger explored the traditional interpretations of art and society and the connection between the two.  His pioneering books include: Ways of Seeing, which spawned a BBC series; the Booker Prize–winning novel G.; and The Success and Failure of Picasso, which examined the role consumerism played in the Spanish artist’s rise.

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Ways of Seeing
Based on the BBC Television Series
“The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled” -- so opens John Berger’s revolutionary million-copy bestseller on how to look at artJohn 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 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.
$17.00 US
Dec 01, 1990
176 Pages
Penguin Books