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Portraits : John Berger on artists

Berger, John2015
Books, Manuscripts
"A major new book from one of the world's leading writers and art critics One of the world's most celebrated art writers, John Berger, takes us through centuries of art revealing his fascination with the artist. In Portraits, Berger connects the artist and history in revolutionary ways, from the prehistoric paintings of the Chauvet caves to Cy Twombly's radical work. In his penetrating and singular prose, Berger presents entirely new ways of thinking about artists both canonized and obscure, from Rembrandt to Henry Moore, Jackson Pollock to Picasso. Throughout, Berger maintains the essential connection between politics, art and the wider study of culture. A beautifully illustrated walk through many centuries of visual culture from one of the contemporary world's most incisive critical voices"--
Main title:
Portraits : John Berger on artists / edited by Tom Overton.
Author:
Imprint:
London Brooklyn, NY Verso, 2015.
Collation:
xxii, 512 pages ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Chauvet Cave Painters (c. 30,000 years BC) -- 2.The Fayum Portrait Painters (1st--3rd century) -- 3.Piero della Francesca (c. 1415--92) -- 4.Antonello da Messina (c. 1430--79) -- 5.Andrea Mantegna (1430/1--1506) -- 6.Hieronymous Bosch (c. 1450--1516) -- 7.Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525--69) -- 8.Giovanni Bellini (active about 1459, died 1516) -- 9.Matthias Grunewald (c. 1470--1528) -- 10.Albrecht Durer (1471--1528) -- 11.Michelangelo (1475--1564) -- 12.Titian (?1485/90--1576) -- 13.Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8--1543) -- 14.Caravaggio (1571--1610) -- 15.Frans Hals (1582/3--1666) -- 16.Diego Velazquez (1599--1660) -- 17.Rembrandt (1606--69) -- 18.Willem Drost (1633--after 1663) -- 19.Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684--1721) -- 20.Francisco de Honore Goya (1746--1828) -- 21.Honore Daumier (1808--79) -- 22.J.M.W. Turner (1775--1851) -- 23.Jean-Louis-Andre-Theodore Gericault (1791--1824) -- 24.Jean-Francois Millet (1814--75) --Contents note continued: 25.Gustave Courbet (1819--77) -- 26.Edgar Degas (1834--1917) -- 27.Ferdinand `Le Facteur' Cheval (1836--1924) -- 28.Paul Cezanne (1839--1906) -- 29.Claude Monet (1840--1926) -- 30.Vincent van Gogh (1853--90) -- 31.Kathe Kollwitz (1867--1945) -- 32.Henri Matisse (1869--1954) -- 33.Pablo Picasso (1881--1973) -- 34.Fernand Leger (1881--1955) -- 35.Ossip Zadkine (1890--1967) -- 36.Henry Moore (1898--1986) -- 37.Peter Lazslo Peri (1899--1967) -- 38.Alberto Giacometti (1901--66) -- 39.Mark Rothko (1903--70) -- 40.Robert Medley (1905--94) -- 41.Frida Kahlo (1907--54) -- 42.Francis Bacon (1909--92) -- 43.Renato Guttuso (1911--87) -- 44.Jackson Pollock (1912--56) -- 45.Pollock and Lee Krasner (1908--84) -- 46.Abidin Dino (1913--93) -- 47.Nicolas de Stael (1914--55) -- 48.Prunella Clough (1919--99) -- 49.Sven Blomberg (1920--2003) -- 50.Friso Ten Holt (1921--97) -- 51.Peter de Francia (1921--2012) -- 52.Francis Newton Souza (1924--2002) --Contents note continued: 53.Yvonne Barlow (1924--) -- 54.Ernst Neizvestny (1925--) -- 55.Leon Kossoff (1926--) -- 56.Anthony Fry (1927--) -- 57.Cy Twombly (1928--2011) -- 58.Frank Auerbach (1931--) -- 59.Vija Celmins (1938--) -- 60.Michael Quanne (1941--) -- 61.Maggi Hambling (1945--) -- 62.Liane Birnherg (1948--) -- 63.Peter Kennard (1949--) -- 64.Andres Serrano (1950--) -- 65.Juan Munoz (1953---2001) -- 66.Rostia Kunovsky (1954--) -- 67.Jaume Plensa (1955--) -- 68.Cristina Iglesias (1956--) -- 69.Martin Noel (1956--2008) -- 70.Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960--88) -- 71.Marisa Camino (1962--) -- 72.Christoph Hansli (1963--) -- 73.Michael Broughton (1977--) -- 74.Randa Mdah (1983--).
ISBN:
9781784781767 (hardback)
Dewey class:
709.22
Language:
English
BRN:
315801
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