About Looking

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408872153

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 7252

As a novelist, essayist, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he 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 twentieth 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 and other questions, Berger alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

About Looking

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307794172

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 5533

As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, Booker Prize-winning author John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he 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 twentieth 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 and other questions, Berger quietly -- but fundamentally -- alters the vision of anyone who reads his work.

About Looking

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing UK

ISBN: 9780747599579

Category: Art

Page: 205

View: 1034

The follow-up to the seminal Ways of Seeing, one of the most influential books on art.

Wild Ones

A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story about Looking at People Looking at Animals in America

Author: Jon Mooallem

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143125370

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 4799

A Pop Up writer and contributor to several prestigious magazines tracks the dynamic relevance of America's animals throughout history to illuminate the current world's extinction threats, tracing his tour of environmental regions with his young daughter to trace the conservation efforts of such species as the polar bear and the whooping crane.

Looking

Within, Down, Around and Up

Author: Rachel Landau

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1420879537

Category: Art

Page: 100

View: 1642

I was inspired to write Song of Fools by an article I read about Oscar Hartzell. As I read about him, I wondered about the motivations of those Iowans, Missourians, Nebraskans, and Kansans who gladly sent him money. I determined that the type of faith that caused them to send him money is also the kind of faith that is found in bedrock religion. It transcends analysis and must simply be accepted, just as those poor Depression-era Americans believed in Oscar Hartzell and the Drake fortune. But what folly to listen to and heed the songs of fools. The other songs are those which Harold sings and directs the other boys to sing. These, too, in a way are songs of fools as we are all caught in this intricate web of life, seeking meaning as we somehow muddle through. May we ultimately discover the true music of life.

Teach Me About Looking

Author: Joy Wilt Berry,Bartholomew

Publisher: Childrens Pr

ISBN: 9780516021218

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 837

Notes that we can see symbols, shapes, sizes, textures, colors, light and dark, shiny and dull, close and far, upside-down and right-side-up, shadows, reflections, and movement.

Looking

The Book of Life

Author: Lo-We

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938600313

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2682

Taking a new and deep look at how and why there is life, why we are who we are, and why we do what we do. This book deals with the basis, logic and effects of life, and what they mean to us in these times.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game

101 Stories about Looking for Love and Finding Fairytale Romance!

Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1611592321

Category: Self-Help

Page: 400

View: 4842

Searching for The One? This collection of stories from men and women about dating - the good, the bad, the ugly - will encourage you, support you, and make you laugh as you navigate the dating game. This fun new book about dating - whether it sparked a lifelong love or a laugh with friends - will give you a boost as you search for your soul mate. Read about how couples met, good and bad dates, maintaining the relationship, second chances, the Internet, and all the other ups and downs of dating, love, and romance. For men and women from 21 to 91.

How Do I Feel about Looking After Myself

Author: Sarah Levete

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780749636265

Category: Assertiveness (Psychology)

Page: 24

View: 5250

Previously published in hardback in 1996, a title in the HOW DO I FEEL ABOUT series which encourages children to explore their feelings about personal issues that may affect them. Suitable for National Curriculum KS1/2.

Looking?

Technology's Impact on Modern Relationships

Author: M. David Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780578156644

Category:

Page: 348

View: 1903

Do open relationships, friends with benefits and multiple sexual partners toll the bell for the death of marriage and monogamy, or do they herald a new age of modern relationships? They're certainly here to stay and are gaining in popularity all around the world. Using the complex sexual relationships between Tony, Robbie and Dave, as well twenty years as a leading divorce lawyer, Looking? tries to asses how technology is changing everything about marriage and our relationships. Modern technology is triggering a new sexual revolution and forcing a redefinition of our relationship paradigm. Texting, selfies, and social media like Facebook have exploded our ability to seek out new mates and hookup apps make sex as easy as online banking. Looking? argues that our Whack-a-mole approach to monogamy, where couples make complex rules desperately trying to preserve it, is failing against this unstoppable rush of technology. Relationships are evolving. The question is, will marriage change with the times, or fade into extinction like the Dodo bird?

Looking Backward

From 2000 to 1887

Author: Edward Bellamy

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 155709506X

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 7769

Set in Boston on December 26, 2000, but written before the turn of the nineteenth century, this classic Utopian novel is more significant and relevant than ever with its reappearance this millennium. Addressing moral and material concerns of late nineteenth century industrial America through romantic narrative, Bellamy suggests a fictionalized society in which war, poverty, and malice do not exist.

About Looking at X-rays

Author: Kris Bonnell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781608921058

Category: X-rays

Page: 12

View: 4300

See what bones and teeth look like under our skin.

Another Way of Telling

A Possible Theory of Photography

Author: John Berger,Jean Mohr

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408864460

Category: Photography

Page: 304

View: 7434

In one of the most eloquent accounts of photography ever devised (originally published in 1982 and unavailable for many years), the writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr set out to understand the fundamental nature of photography and how it makes its impact. Asking a range of questions Â? What is a photograph? What do photographs mean? How can they be used? Â? they give their answers in terms of a photograph as 'a meeting place where the interests of the photographer, the photographed, the viewer and those who are using the photography are often contradictory'. From these beginnings they develop a theory of photography that has at its centre the form's essential ambiguity, arguing that photography is totally unlike a film and has nothing to do with reportage. Rather, it constitutes 'another way of telling'. The unique combination of critic and photographer results in a work that moves beyond the landmarks established by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag to establish a new theory of photography. This unique combination of words and pictures includes 230 photographs by Jean Mohr.

Looking

A Comedy

Author: Norm Foster

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573630378

Category: Drama

Page: 91

View: 8649

From one of Canada's most popular playwrights comes this hilarious comedy. Val is an O.R. nurse, Andy is in the storage business, Nina is a police officer, and Matt is the host of a morning radio show. They're middle-aged, single, and looking.

Why Look at Animals?

Author: John Berger

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141043975

Category: Animals (Philosophy)

Page: 98

View: 2871

John Berger broke new ground with his penetrating writings on life, art and how we see the world around us. Here he explores how the ancient relationship between man and nature has been broken in the modern consumer age, with the animals that used to be at the centre of our existence now marginalized and reduced to spectacle. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

Looking Good . . . Every Day

Style Solutions for Real Women

Author: Nancy Nix-Rice

Publisher: Palmer/Pletsch Publishing

ISBN: 161847040X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 916

Any woman can look and feel lovely, regardless of her age, bank balance, or pant size, and Looking Good . . . Every Day defines a simple yet sophisticated standard for women to determine exactly which clothes and accessories will showcase their unique beauty. The “points of connection” method explains that the more characteristics that exist in common between a woman and her outfit, the more lovely she will look. It shifts emphasis from hiding her perceived figure challenges and focuses on spotlighting her personal assets. By choosing wardrobe additions in this way, everything in her closet will work together. She has more outfits from fewer garments, allowing her to buy higher-quality garments without increasing her budget. Photography of real women—ranging from 22 to 80 years old and from size 4 to 24—illustrates the universal impact “points of connection” make in their appearance.