On the occasion of his seventy-fith birthday, Pantheon is publishing a gathering of John Berger's most insightful and provocative writings on art over the past forty years. Selected Essaysbrings together a comprehensive array of writings from Berger's previous collections:Toward Reality,The Moment of Cubism,The Look of Things,About Looking,The Sense of Sight, andKeeping a Rendezvous. From Piero to Pollock, from Kokoschka to La Tour, from mass demonstrations to museumsthe ideas in these essays are as fresh and compelling as they were when first published. Polemical, meditative, radical, always original, they display a remarkable continuity of thoughtful inquiry and political engagement.
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